Policy of Safety Assurance (Design Constraints and Additional Functional Requirements)

  • Yoshio KaniEmail author
Part of the An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering book series (ACNE, volume 8)


This chapter discusses the assurance of safety, which is particularly important for nuclear power plants. This becomes a design constraint and requires additional functions. This chapter first presents an overview of the basics of safety assurance for all nuclear reactors and then discusses the characteristics of the FR and the basic policies for assuring safety. It specifically describes the handling of core fuel possessing nuclear characteristics differing from that used in light-water reactors, safety measures for plants using sodium, and severe accident measures.


Reactor Core Severe Accident Containment Vessel Decay Heat Core Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokai UniversityKanagawaJapan

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