Fuel Failure

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Boiling Water Reactors - Technical and Background Information - Thermal Margins - Average Planar Linear Heat Generation Rate (APLHGR)
... of the Linear Heat Generation Rate (LHGR), a measure of the decay heat present in the fuel bundles, is a margin of safety associated with the potential for fuel failure to ... If the core is uncovered for too long, fuel failure can occur for the purpose of design, fuel failure is assumed to occur when the temperature of the uncovered fuel ... BWR designs incorporate failsafe protection systems to rapidly cool and make safe the uncovered fuel prior to it reaching this temperature these failsafe systems are known as the ...

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