ORE Assessment Due to ACP in the PHTS of the Point Design Phase of the ITER Project

S. Sandri, L. Di Pace

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The work presented here dealt with the revision and the updating of the ORE (Occupational Radiation Exposure) assessment for the ITER PHTS (Primary Heat Transfer System). The data used come from the Point Design Documents and refers to the ITER design of the first half of 1996. The MCNP computer code was adopted to perform the shielding calculation. In addition, an accurate approach to evaluate the photon flux during maintenance and inspection activities was followed and recently published photon-flux-to-dose-rate conversion factors were applied to obtain the corresponding dose rate. The ACP inventory was taken from the relevant calculation performed with the PACTOLE code for the Point Design. A special ACP calculation was performed for each PHTS circuit and the related results are used in the respective dose rate calculations. The collective dose for the main activities performed to maintain the PHTS components is reported. The dose result for each activity type is shown and the comparison with a reference fission plant is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67 - 73
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fusion Energy
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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