BR-3 (Belgian Reactor-3)

Permanent Shutdown


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PWR
Prototype
CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE / STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE
CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE / STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
10 MWe
11 MWe
12 MWe
41 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 Nov, 1957
29 Aug, 1962
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date
10 Oct, 1962
10 Oct, 1962
Permanent Shutdown Date
30 Jun, 1987

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
0.76 TW.h
40.3 %
51.5 %
59.7 %
40.2 %
Lifetime performance calculated up to year 1987

Operating History

Year Electricity Supplied
[GW.h]
Reference Unit Power
[MW]
Annual Time On Line
[h]
Operation Factor
[%]
Energy Availability Factor
[%]
Load Factor
[%]
Annual Cumulative Annual Cumulative
1962 Data Not Provided
1963 "
1964 "
1965 "
1966 "
1967 "
1968 "
1969 "
1970 "
1971 "
1972 "
1973 68.700 11 7323 83.6 70.2 NC 71.3 NC
1974 23.200 11 3522 40.2 25.7 NC 24.1 NC
1975 18.100 11 3313 37.8 17.0 NC 18.8 NC
1976 22.000 10 3610 41.1 25.0 NC 25.0 NC
1977 74.400 10 8391 95.8 85.3 NC 84.9 NC
1978 20.800 10 2286 26.1 24.1 NC 23.7 NC
1979 31.100 10 3532 40.3 34.6 NC 35.5 NC
1980 Data Not Provided
1981 "
1982 40.000 10 4823 55.1 46.0 NC 45.7 NC
1983 13.000 10 1677 19.1 14.8 NC 14.8 NC
1984 31.000 10 3642 41.5 35.3 NC 35.3 NC
1985 47.210 10 6274 71.6 53.5 NC 53.9 NC
1986 31.890 10 4115 47.0 39.8 NC 36.4 NC
1987 29.280 10 3897 89.7 66.9 40.3 67.4 40.2
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.
NC – cumulative values not calculated when more than 50% of required data is missing in PRIS


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2019-12-13

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