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Optimization of Research Reactor Availability and Reliability: Recommended Practices

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-5.4

English STI/PUB/1338 ¦ 978-92-0-105208-7

60 pages ¦ 11 figures ¦ € 15.00 ¦ Date published: 2008

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An effective availability and reliability programme (ARP) is necessary to ensure the financial viability of research reactor facilities. This publication draws upon data from heavily utilized research reactors of diverse sizes and purposes, and provides information on specific operations and maintenance practices and programmes directed towards optimization of reactor performance. The optimization of reactor performance not only increases customer confidence, thereby ensuring funding, but also extends the reactor’s operating life and improves economic competitiveness.

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