Skip to main content
UOIT Home
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10155/1151

Issue Date:  8
Title: A study on regulation standard for SMRs
Authors: Kang, Tae Seok
Publisher : University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Degree : Master of Engineering (MEng)
Department : Nuclear Engineering
Supervisor : Harvel, Glenn
Keywords: SMRs
Regulation
Characteristic
Siting
Operation
Abstract: The current thinking in the nuclear energy industry is favoring by small-scale Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) with improved safety and multiple applications compared to conventional large-size nuclear power plants. The demand for SMR is increasing in places where existing large-scale nuclear power plants are not applicable, such as developing countries with distributed power generation areas, small power grid capacity, heating demand in remote areas, and seawater desalination. Currently, cooperative research between Generation IV Information Forum (GIF) member countries is actively underway. SMRs are being evaluated as a major development direction for the nuclear energy industry. However, SMRs reactor facilities have not yet been deployed in commercial operation, and research and development is ongoing. External leakage of radioactive material from accidents can pose a very serious risk to workers and the public. Therefore, nuclear facilities must meet the regulatory standards of the regulatory body, from construction to operation and accident management. However, it is inappropriate to consider the characteristics of SMRs and then apply the current regulatory standards to SMRs. In this report, a literature review method was used to characterize SMRs. The main technical standards were examined to determine which items were found to be inadequate for SMRs based on the characteristics of the SMRs. As a result, four characteristics were derived. Then, an alternative to the regulatory criteria for siting and operation was derived. Improvements in operations and siting related regulatory requirements are recommended.
Appears in Collections:Master's Projects and Major Papers
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science - Master Projects

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Kang_Tae_Seok.pdf794.85 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in e-scholar@UOIT are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.