IRSN is publishing a new book in its Reference documents series, entitled “Nuclear fusion reactor // safety and radiation protection considerations for demonstration reactor that follow the ITER facility”. This publication will serve as a first reference document for projects to develop nuclear fusion reactors.
In it, the IRSN details the measures that should be taken into consideration in terms of safety and radiation protection when designing the demonstration fusion reactors to be built after the completion of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) facility. These considerations are based on IRSN’s expertise in terms of safety and radiation protection, and on specific experience acquired through the safety analysis of ITER. ITER’s design and operation presents specific safety and radiation protection issues, such as the risk of dust and hydrogen isotopes explosion, plasma malfunction, magnetic system failure, etc. The future demonstration fusion reactors will differ from ITER reactor mainly by seeking tritium self-sufficiency and achieve significantly longer operating times with plasma. These differences will have a significant impact on their design, and by extension, on safety and radiation protection for these installations.
The full publication is available for free in a non-printable PDF format in the Reference documents series. It is also possible to order a hard copy and will be soon available in e-pub.
To read the PDF document or order a book