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Request ID22 Status of the request High Priority request
TargetReaction and processIncident EnergySecondary energy or angleTarget uncertaintyCovariance
 95-AM-242 (n,f) SIG  0.5 keV-6 MeV  See details Y
FieldSubfieldDate Request createdDate Request acceptedOngoing action
 Fission Fast Reactors (SFR) 31-MAR-08 11-SEP-08 

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Requester: Prof. Massimo SALVATORES at CADARACHE, FR
Email: massimo.salvatores@cea.fr

Project (context): NEA WPEC Subgroup 26

Impact:
Design phases of selected reactor and fuel cycle concepts require improved data and methods in order to reduce margins for both economical and safety reasons. A first indicative nuclear data target accuracy assessment was made within WPEC Subgroup 26 (SG-26). The assessment indicated a list of nuclear data priorities for each of the systems considered (ABTR, SFR, EPR, GFR, LFR, ADMAB, VHTR, EPR). These nuclear data priorities should all be addressed to meet target accuracy requirements for the integral parameters characterizing those systems (see the accompanying requests originating from SG-26).

Requested accuracy is required to meet target accuracy for keff for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor in a TRU burning configuration, i.e., with a Conversion Ratio CR<1 (SFR). Details are provided in the OECD/NEA WPEC Subgroup 26 Final Report: "Uncertainty and Target Accuracy Assessment for Innovative Systems Using Recent Covariance Data Evaluations" (link to WPEC Subgroup 26 Report in PDF format, 6 Mb).

Accuracy:
Target accuracies are specified per system and per energy group when they are not met by the BOLNA estimate of the current (initial) uncertainties.

Energy RangeInitial versus target uncertainties (%)
  InitialSFR LFRADMAB
2.23 - 6.07 MeV 23 8
1.35 - 2.23 MeV 20 8
0.498- 1.35 MeV 17 4 6
83 - 498 - keV 17 3 8 5
67.4 - 183 - keV 17 3 5
24.8 - 67.4 keV 14 4 6
9.12 - 24.8 keV 12 4 6
2.03 - 9.12 keV 12 7
0.454- 2.03 keV 12 5

Justification document:
OECD/NEA WPEC Subgroup 26 Final Report: "Uncertainty and Target Accuracy Assessment for Innovative Systems Using Recent Covariance Data Evaluations" (link to WPEC Subgroup 26 Report in PDF format, 6 Mb).

Comment from requester:
SFR: Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor in a TRU burning configuration, i.e., with a Conversion Ratio CR<1
EFR: European Fast Reactor with full recycling of MA and CR~1
GFR: Gas-cooled Fast Reactor also with full recycling of MA
LFR: Lead-cooled Fast Reactor as defined for an IAEA benchmark
ABTR: Advanced Burner Test Reactor Na-cooled core, recently studied within the GNEP initiative
ADMAB: Accelerator-Driven Minor Actinides Burner
PWR: Pressurized Water Reactor

Given the present state of knowledge the above target accuracies are very tight. However, any attempt that significantly contributes to reducing the present accuracy for this quantity is strongly encouraged. Any such attempt will significantly enhance the accuracy with which reactor integral parameters may be estimated and will therefore impact economic and safety margins.

Comments from evaluator/experimentalist:

Comments for achieved accuracy:
See accuracy table

Review comment:

Additional file attached: SG26-report.html