Core Management [3, 26, 27]

[1] Summary of core management

Core management technology is intended to secure reactor safety and to realize efficient and economic fuel burning. BWR core management can be divided into reload core design and operation management as shown in Fig. 3.27. In the reload core design, middle — and long-term fuel preparation plans are made and the fuel assembly arrangement and basic operation plan are determined for each reload core. The operation management determines a detailed operation scheme at startup and normal operation and supports safe operation by moni­toring core performance using process computers.