Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) status

  title={Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) status},
  author={W. E. Breher and A. J. Neylan and A K Shenoy},
The MHTGR is an advanced reactor concept being developed under a cooperative program involving the US government, the nuclear industry, and the utilities. The design utilizes basic HTGR features of ceramic fuel, helium coolant, and a graphite moderator. However, the specific size and configuration is selected to utilize the inherent safety characteristics associated with these standard features to develop passive safety systems that provide a significantly higher margin of safety and investment… CONTINUE READING