The Reactor

The ALFRED design reflects the general layout foreseen for the industrial system it is called to demonstrate.

ALFRED has therefore a compact, pool-type layout with strongly integrated Primary System.

All pool-type fast reactors respond to sophisticated design criteria, which may look contradictory, so that balanced trade-offs are typically necessary: accordingly, the adopted design solutions are not looked for to be the best ones per se, but to be the best ones once integrated all together in the design.

Simple and robust concepts are used for the main components in the primary system, enhancing safety and reliability of the concept.