2018 (3rd Round)
The following projects were selected under the Funding Opportunity Announcement titled "U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development" (DE-FOA-0001817) - 3rd round of calendar year 2018 (application due date of July 31, 2018)
Tier I: First of a Kind (FOAK) Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Projects
Integral and Separate Effects Test Program for the Investigation and Validation of Passive Safety System Performance of SMRs - Phase 1 Only
Development of a uniquely configurable set of testing platforms to demonstrate SMR passive safety system performance, accelerate the SMR-160 and other SMR designs to market, and help license these designs with the U.S. NRC and international regulators.
Tier II: Advanced Reactor Development Projects
Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation
Development of Cable Aging Acceptance Criteria for Nuclear Facilities
Develops acceptance criteria for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and chemical condition monitoring tests that trend with age-related degradation of electrical cables.
Kennett Square, PA
Modeling and Analysis of Exelon Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) for Eigenvalue & Thermal Limits Predictability
Provides for a deeper understanding of BWR core behavior (including Exelon’s 15 BWRs) using the reactor modeling tool Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA). This will lead to improved core performance predictions for BWRs including reactivity and thermal margins, which has a direct, positive economic impact in terms of cycle energy production and fuel costs.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Palo Alto, CA
Establishing Modular In-Chamber Electron Beam Welding
Demonstrates the capability to produce large, thick-section components to support nuclear production in the United States via Modular In-Chamber Electron Beam Welding.
PKMJ Services (Public Services Enterprise & Group (PSE&G) Nuclear, LLC, Idaho National Laboratory, and Rolls-Royce North America)
Moon Township, PA
Integrated Risk-Informed Condition Based Maintenance Capability and Automated Platform
Development and perform pilot implementation of a fully integrated risk-informed condition based maintenance capability, on an automated platform. The key outcome of this project, when implemented, is significantly reduced O&M costs associated with time-based maintenance, across the U.S. nuclear fleet.
Tier III: Regulatory Assistance Grants
Terrestrial Energy USA
New York, NY
TEUSA-USNRC Pre-Licensing Activities for the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®)
Conducts pre-application interactions with the US NRC to advance the progress of licensing the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).
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