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The Economic Impact of Reactor Transients

  • A. D. Rossin
  • Gary L. Vine

Abstract

If there is one thing we know, it is that reactor transients have serious economic impact. If we number that point (1), I would like to suggest two more:
  1. (2)

    We cannot predict the cost of a transient. In fact, to calculate the actual cost of a transient that has occurred is difficult at best, and probably impossible without computerized records. Also, if we try to estimate the cost of a transient, we will guess wrong, because the simplifying assumptions we have to make will produce idealized but incorrect results.

     
  2. (3)

    Transients don’t cause accidents. Accidents cause transients.

     

Keywords

Capacity Factor Fuel Cost Nuclear Plant Trigger Level Reactor Transient 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Rossin
    • 1
  • Gary L. Vine
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Safety Analysis CenterElectric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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