Information exchange mainly on HTGR operation and maintenance technique between JAEA and INET in 2006


Tachibana,-Yukio (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Oarai Research and Development Center, Dept. of HTTR, Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan)); Hino,-Ryutaro (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan)); Yu-Suyuan (Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China) The worldwide interests in the HTGR (High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor) have been growing because the high temperature heat produced by the reactor can be utilized not only for efficient power generation but also for broad process heat applications, especially for thermo-chemical hydrogen production to fuel a prospective hydrogen economy in future. Presently only two HTGR reactors are operational in the world, including the HTTR (High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor) in Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and the HTR-10 in the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET) of Tsinghua University in China. JAEA and INET have cooperated since 1986 in the field of HTGR development, particularly on the HTTR and HTR-10 projects. This report describes the cooperation with emphasis on HTGR operation and maintenance techniques between JAEA and INET and outlines cooperation activities in 2006.