The Unit 1 of Kuosheng nuclear power plant is in the decommissioning transition phase and still has spent fuel in the core of reactor now. The time to reach the TAF (top of active fuel) for water level and reach 600/800 °C for cladding temperature are the key parameters in the safety analysis, these affect that the plant has how much time to handle transients. Therefore, to study the water level and cladding temperature for station blackout (SBO) and loss of coolant accident (LOCA) transients in the decommissioning transition phase, the analysis model of Kuosheng nuclear power plant was established by using TRACE code. To evaluate the effect of the decay heat of spent fuel on the water level and cladding temperature, the sensitivity analysis of decay heat was also performed in this study.
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Research funding: None declared.
Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.
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