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Thermal Performance Monitoring and Optimization in Nuclear Power Plants: Experience and Lessons Learned

IAEA TECDOC No. 1971
English IAEA-TECDOC-1971 978-92-0-123821-4
220 141 18.00 2021

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Description

Rising operating costs and increased competition have focused attention on the need to improve thermal performance in nuclear power plants (NPPs), to ensure efficient electricity generation. Efforts to improve thermal performance require a broad understanding of NPP design, operation, maintenance, ambient conditions, and thermal sciences. This publication provides various methodologies for tracking and trending NPP thermal performance. It describes the essential elements of a thermal performance programme, providing guidelines on the design of the balance of the plant systems for new build NPPs and improvements to an existing programme for operating NPPs.

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Keywords

Thermal, Performance, Monitoring, Optimization, NPP, Nuclear Power Plant, Experience, Lessons Learned, Operating Costs, Competition, Efficiency, Electricity Generation, Methodology, Tracking, Trending, Thermal Performance, Guidelines, Design, Plant System, Improvement, Safety, Applicability, Policy, Determination, KPI, Key Performance Indicator, Input Data, Cycle Isolation Loss, Analysis, Method, Plant Performance, Measurement Improvement, Regulatory Approval, Steam Generator, Energy Efficiency, Turbine Cycle, Turbine, Condenser, Cooling Tower, Feedwater, BWR, Boiling Water Reactor, PWR, Pressurized Water Reactor, RTP, Reactor Thermal Power, UEEP, Used Energy End Point, DVR, Data, Validation, Reconciliation, DCA, Drain Cooler Approach

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