RUS | ENG | All
Enter the email or login, that you used for registration.
If you do not remember your password, simply leave this field blank and you will receive a new, along with a link to activate.

Not registered yet?
Welcome!

2020-10-05 13:00:00

DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER

DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER

WNN - 02 October 2020 - The Energy Impact Center (EIC) has announced the first major update to OPEN100 - the world's first open-source design and implementation platform for a small, standard nuclear power plant. Launched in February 2020, the project aims to offer developers everything from a web interface to visualise plant and component design, costs studies and construction plans.

EIC says the OPEN100 online platform serves as a repository for engineering schematics, construction schedules and financial models, establishing a common framework to align technology start-ups, engineering firms, utilities and capital firms. The design "prioritises standardisation and speed of delivery, right-sizing project scope to fit today's capital, infrastructure and supply-chain constraints".

The OPEN100 project includes a detailed engineering design of a nuclear power plant based on a pressurised water reactor. It includes process engineering design, electrical design, preliminary equipment specifications, CAD modelling and site layout. This engineering data is downloadable directly from the website for public use. Future versions ae expected to include neutronics analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, detailed equipment specifications, structural design and environmental impact assessments.

"After our February launch, we experienced an outpouring of support and an influx of interest to participate," said EIC's director of Stakeholder Relations Michelle Brechtelsbauer. "We formed strategic collaborations enabling OPEN100 to incorporate institutional knowledge from the best-in-class laboratories, power plant developers, and nuclear industry specialists around the world."

EIC has now announced an expanded cohort of organisations actively collaborating to support OPEN100. The OPEN100 project now highlights contributing organisations and experts, detailed engineering schematics, construction schedules, and an interactive economics dashboard.

Collaborators in the OPEN100 project include: Framatome of France, Studsvik of Sweden, the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, Siemens, Pillsbury, the Electric Power Research Institute, as well as the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

"Each organisation brings unique expertise and a shared commitment to the simple principle that nuclear energy should be affordable and accessible," Brechtelsbauer said. "The diversity of skills is noteworthy, with several organisations advising on aspects of core design, equipment vendors providing cost modelling, engineering firms advising on component integration, and others assisting with activities that range from construction scheduling to regulatory compliance."

OPEN100's engineering files are now accompanied by a detailed construction timeline and an interactive economics dashboard, each providing greater transparency for project stakeholders.

EIC says OPEN100's design prioritises supply chain standardisation and speed of delivery. "With OPEN100, we aim to encourage the growth of a robust developer industry, one that relies on a set of common standards that taps into an existing supply chain and enables fast-tracked licensing," said Brechtelsbauer. "In this way, we can provide the world with a clear pathway to a sustainable, low cost, zero-carbon future."

Energy Impact Center is a Washington-DC based research institute focused on nuclear energy deployment as a means to rapidly decarbonise global energy production and increase access to clean, affordable power.

-----

Tags: DIGIT, NUCLEAR, POWER, OPEN100
Chronicle:
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:34:00
6TH ANNUAL LNG SUMMIT USA
The 6th Edition of Wisdom’s Much Acclaimed Annual LNG Summit Will Be Held Live in Houston - PREPARING THE INDUSTRY FOR THE RISE IN DEMAND FOR LNG
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:33:00
9TH INTERNATIONAL LNG CONGRESS LNGCON 2023
9th International LNG Congress (LNGCON 2023) 6-7 March, 2023 Link to the Congress website: https://bit.ly/3tXVmr7
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:30:00
RUSSIAN OIL PROTECTION
Certification by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), one of the world's top classification companies, provides a final link in the paperwork chain - after insurance coverage - needed to keep state-owned Sovcomflot's tanker fleet afloat and delivering Russian crude oil to overseas markets.
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:20:00
U.S. LNG EXPORTS DOWN BY 17%
Freeport LNG is one of seven LNG export facilities operating in the United States.
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:15:00
ЭНЕРГИЯ РУССКОЙ АРКТИКИ
Обсуждалось строительство газовозов и танкеров-челноков. В частности, 15 газовозов запланированы к постройке на судоверфи «Звезда». В планах – строительство дополнительных судов для транспортировки продукции инвесторов по Севморпути.
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:10:00
U.S. SMR FOR POLAND
Last Energy's SMR technology is based on a pressurised water reactor with a capacity of 20 MWe or 60 MWt.
DIGITAL NUCLEAR POWER
2022, June, 24, 11:05:00
PAKISTAN ENERGY CRISIS
This is the third time this month that Pakistan failed to complete an LNG tender for July, and the country’s inability to purchase fuel threatens to exacerbate electricity shortages just as hotter weather boosts air conditioning and power demand.
All Publications »