EC6 Safety Enhancement - Including impact of Fukushima Lessons Learned
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13


Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
Safety & Licensing-1

Authors:
Stephen Yu (Candu Energy Inc.)
Raidis Zemdegs (Candu Energy Inc.)
Sabina Boyle (Candu Energy Inc.)
Michael Soulard (Candu Energy Inc.)
  

Abstract

The Enhanced CANDU 6 (EC6) is the new Generation III CANDU reactor design that meets the most up to date regulatory requirements and customer expectations. EC6 builds on the proven high performance design such as the Qinshan units and has made improvements to safety, operational performance, and has incorporated extensive operational feedback including Fukushima. The Fukushima Dai-ichi March 11, 2011 event has demonstrated the importance of defence-in-depth considerations for beyond-design basis events, including severe accidents. The EC6 design is based on the defence-in-depth principles and provides further design features that address the lessons learned from Fukushima .

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