fast breeder reactor


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fast breeder reactor

[′fast ′brēd·ər rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A type of fast reactor using highly enriched fuel in the core, fertile material in the blanket, and a liquid-metal coolant, such as sodium; high-speed neutrons fission the fuel in the compact core, and the excess neutrons convert fertile material to fissionable isotopes; the breeding ratio is 1.0 or larger. Abbreviated FBR.
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Fast Breeder Reactors are safe and efficient apart from the benefits from environmental considerations.
The government has repeatedly been putting off the target date to commercialize a fast breeder reactor.
When the 500 mega watt Prototech Fast Breeder Reactor gets commissioned by year 2010 or 2011, it would be the second largest.
In a recent interview with Kyodo News, JAEA President Atsuyuki Suzuki said the plan to build a demonstration fast breeder reactor and subsequently a commercial one after Monju ''will find it hard to be understood by the public.
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a Public Sector Undertaking of this Department is presently constructing a 500 MW capacity Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu which is at an advanced stage of commissioning.
Before building the Monju reactor, Japan constructed an experimental fast breeder reactor, named Joyo, in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, which reached criticality in 1977.
A Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under the second stage is being commissioned by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.
We hope to achieve tangible results during the test operations over the next three years,'' Kazuo Mukai, director general of the Fast Breeder Reactor Research and Development Center, told a news conference.
An alarm system at the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, was triggered Friday after a glitch caused a detector to falsely detect a sodium coolant leak, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said.
With a worldwide reputation, Industeel has also participated in the building of several types of reactor including: EPR or evolutionary power reactor; pressurised water reactor (PWR); boiling water reactor (BWR); fast breeder reactor (FBR) and CANDU (short for CANada Deuterium Uranium).
The agency plans to base the next-generation nuclear reactor on the existing light water type, as a program has been effectively stalled for the development of a fast breeder reactor that could generate electricity while producing more fuel than it consumes, they said.