Fuel Cycle Simulation TWoFCS 2021
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Table B.1

Reactor and fuel cycle data.

Item Units RBMK VVER VVERm VVERm(mox) SFR
Reactor data
Plant lifetime yr 50 50 60 60 60
Reactor thermal output MWth 3200 3000 3300 3300 2800
Reactor electric output MWe 1000 1000 1250 1250 1250
Auxiliary power consumption % 6.5 6.0 6.5 6.5 5.0
Average load factor %/100 0.8 0.9 0.93 0.93 0.90
Construction time yr 5 5 5
Capital investments schedule   uniform uniform uniform
Fuel cycle data
Thermal reactor fuel cycle data
Initial core inventory tHM 134.4 75 77 77
Enrichment (initial loading) % 2.4 3.3 3.9 3.9
Equilibrium loading (UOX) tHM/yr 44.8 20.5 23.4 13.7
Enrichment (eq.loading) % 2.4 4.70 4.74 4.86
Equilibrium loading (MOX) tHM/yr 9.7
Pu content in MOX fuel (eq.loading) % 9
Annual Pu production tHM/yr 0.22 0.24 0.27 0.76
Tail assay % 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Fast reactor fuel cycle data
SFR initial core inventory:
core, MOX/U/Pu tHM/tHM/tHM 41.6/34.2/7.4
axial blanket, UOX/235U tHM/% 20.2/0.2
radial blanket, UOX/235U tHM/% 44.4/0.2
SFR equilibrium loading:
core, MOX/U/Pu tHM/tHM/tHM 7.6/6.2/1.4
axial blanket, UOX/235U tHM/% 3.7/0.2
radial blanket, UOX/235U tHM/% 5.0/0.2
SFR annual spent fuel discharge:
core, MOX SF/Pu tHM+FP/tHM 7.6/1.3
axial blanket, UOX SF/Pu tHM+FP/tHM 3.7/0.17
radial blanket, UOX SF/Pu tHM+FP/tHM 5.0/0.13
Other data
Average discharged burnup (UOX/MOX) MW day/kgHM 20.0 48.0 47.9 49/46 113
# of refuelling batches,core/ax.bl./rad.bl. # 3 3 3 3 5/5/8
Cooling time,core/ax.bl./rad.bl. yr 5 5 5 5 5/5/3