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NESC0146 NPRFCCP

NPRFCCP, Fuel Cycle Cost and Economics for Multi-Region Reactor

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  NPRFCCP
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
NPRFCCP NESC0146/02 Tested 01-AUG-1974

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0146/02 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

Nuclear fuel  cycle costs  in
dollars per  year ($/yr), and  in mills per  kilowatt-hour (mills/
kwhr) are computed and tabulated for  each region of a multiregion
reactor core, on the basis of AEC-leased nuclear fuel material and
of privately-owned  nuclear fuel material.   Fuel cycle  costs are
computed separately for  each region or zone, for  core designs of
any configuration or combination of material depletion or enriched
uranium fuel or other special nuclear material.  Printed output of
the program includes  (a) detailed fuel cycle costs  for each zone
in tabular form,  for AEC-leased and privately-owned  nuclear fuel
material, respectively, (b)  a summary tabulation of  nuclear fuel
costs  for  all regions  of  the  complete core,  including  fixed
charges on working  capital required for core  fabrication and for
nuclear  fuel  material,  (c)  a  summary  tabulation  of  certain
computed performance  and economic  data, viz.,  average residence
time, annual fuel throughput, unit electrical energy yield, annual
power generation, and core fabrication costs, and (d) a tabulation
of all input data for all regions.  The printing of data described
in (a) and (d) above is optional with program use.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM: , Maximum number of regions or zones = 10.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  1 to 2 minutes are required.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Certain  of  the  operating  and
economic  parameters will  generally remain  constant  for a  wide
range of reactor core designs.   Therefore, the program includes a
set of standard values for these  parameters so that the amount of
basic input data required is minimal.   The use of these so-called
standard  values  is  optional  with the  program  user,  and  any
combination of or all of these  standard values may be modified as
desired.  Fuel  processing costs  may be  computed for  spent-fuel
management programs which provide for the reprocessing, separately
or in  any combination, of  single or multiple  spent-fuel batches
from  one or  more  regions having  the  same  or different  final
enrichments.  Thus, the lowest  cost spent-fuel management program
can be readily determined.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

The original  IBM7090 version  of
NPRFCCP  was  prepared  by  J. T.  Jackman  of  Kaiser  Engineers,
Oakland, California.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0146/02 01-AUG-1974 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCE

J. T. Jackman, Guide to Nuclear Power Cost Evaluation,
TID-7025, April 30, 1963.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0146/02 FORTRAN-II (IBM)
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:     SCOPE    3.3
(CDC6600), OS/360,370 (IBM360,370).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

   6600          F. D. Tyson
                 Technical Computer Services
                 United Engineers and Constructors, Inc.
                 1401 Arch Street
                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19105
   360           Richard L. Price
                 National Energy Software Center
                 Argonne National Laboratory
                 9700 South Cass Avenue
                 Argonne, Illinois  60439
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0146/02
File name File description Records
NESC0146_02.001 SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN) 1443
NESC0146_02.002 SAMPLE PROBLEM 137
NESC0146_02.003 OUTPUT LIST OF SAMPLE PROBLEM 849
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: economics, fuel cycle, performance.