Fuel Storage at Light Water Nuclear Power Plants
The safe and successful operation of nuclear power plants relies on design requirements that assure protection of plant personnel and the public while also providing efficient and economical functionality. ANSI/ANS-57.3-2018, Design Requirements for New Fuel Storage Facilities at Light Water Reactor Plants, addresses these matters in relation to the required functions of dry storage facilities for new fuel at light water reactor nuclear power plants. The standard provides design requirements for the facility that will preclude criticality; assure protection of new fuel assemblies, control components, plant personnel, and the public; and maintain low radiation exposures. Fuel storage facilities covered by the document are used for receiving, inspecting, and storing fuel containing new and recycled uranium and mixed oxides.
This standard was developed by the American Nuclear Society (ANS), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer. ANS is a membership organization of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators that advocates for the advancing and promoting of nuclear science and technology. The organization provides opportunities for professional development, as well as a forum where the nuclear community can share information and advancements in technology.