Technology Spin-offs from a CANDU Development Program
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08

Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Nuclear Technology, Fuel, and Materials

Stephen Yu (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)


Both Enhanced CANDU 6 (EC6) and ACR-1000 design retain many essential features of the operating CANDU 6 plant design.  As well as further-enhanced safety, the design also focuses on operability and maintainability, drawing on valuable customer input and OPEX. The engineering development of the ACR-1000 design has been accompanied by a research and confirmatory testing program.  The ACR technology developed during the ACR-1000 Basic Engineering Program and the supporting development testing has extended the database of knowledge on the CANDU design.

This paper provides a summary of technology arising from the ACR program that has been incorporated into new CANDU designs such as the Enhanced CANDU 6 (EC6), or can be applied for servicing operating CANDU reactors. 

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