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Pramana

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 525–538 | Cite as

Fast reactor programme in India

  • P CHELLAPANDI
  • P R VASUDEVA RAO
  • PRABHAT KUMAR
Article

Abstract

Role of fast breeder reactor (FBR) in the Indian context has been discussed with appropriate justification. The FBR programme since 1985 till 2030 is highlighted focussing on the current status and future direction of fast breeder test reactor (FBTR), prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) and FBR-1 and 2. Design and technological challenges of PFBR and design and safety targets with means to achieve the same are the major highlights of this paper.

Keywords

Sodium fast reactor design challenges construction challenges emerging safety criteria passive shutdown and decay heat removal systems fast breeder reactors in India. 

PACS No.

28.41.−i 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The science and technology contributions by the team of scientists and engineers from IGCAR, BHAVINI, collaborating institutes and industries are sincerely acknowledged.

Copyright information

© Indian Academy of Sciences 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • P CHELLAPANDI
    • 1
  • P R VASUDEVA RAO
    • 2
  • PRABHAT KUMAR
    • 1
  1. 1.Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam LimitedKalpakkamIndia
  2. 2.Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic ResearchKalpakkamIndia

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