July 14, 2015

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Attachment: Arak conceptual design

Fundamental Principles:


•    Maximize use of the current infrastructure of original design of Arak research reactor, designated by the IAEA as IR-40, according to their respective ratings.
•    Modernizing of the original design in order to be a multi-purpose research reactor comprising radio-isotope production, structural materials and fuel (pins and assembly prototypes) testing and able to conduct other neutronic experiments which demand high neutron fluxes (more than 1014).



•    Using heavy water as coolant, moderator and reflector. Light water would be utilized as an annular ring around the compact new core for safety reasons if necessary.

•    Around 78 fuel assemblies in a tight hexagonal grid spacing with the following preliminary characteristics will be loaded.

•    Up to 3.67 percent enriched UO2, in the improved assembly design, will be used as fuel.

•    Power will not exceed to 20 MWth.

•    Adding different types of beam tubes to the existing beam tubes which being extended to the edge of the new compact core.

•    Having one central channel in the center of the new core with passive cooling system for the purpose of structural materials and fuel pins and assembly prototypes testing with neutron•10 flux beyond 2 14, twelve in-core irradiation channels (IIC) inside the core and twelve lateral irradiation chennals (LIC) just next to the outer ring of fuel assemblies.

•    The location of the in-core and lateral irradiation channels should be designed and fixed to meet the best anticipated performances.
•    Consistent with relevant section of Annex 1, sibsidiary laboratories are part of the modernization project of the Arak Research Reactor. In Addition, Annex III reinforce design and construction of subsidiary laboratoties.

•    The highest tolerable pressure for the first and second loop is 0.33 Mpa (at the interance of the reactor pit).

•    The highest possible flow rate for coolant is 610 kg/s at the pressure of 0.33 MPa in the main piping system and 42 Kg/sec for Moderator with the same conditions.



Preliminary Characteristics:

       
Core Parameters    Values   
       
Power (MW)    20   
       
       


   
Number of fuel assemblies    ~ 78   
       
Active length (cm)    ~ 110   
       
       
Lattice configuration    Hexagonal   
       
       
Fuel pellets Material    UO2   
       
       
Fuel enrichment level    Up to 3.67 %   
       
       
Clad material    Zr Alloys   
       
       
Burnable poison    Yes, if necessary   
       
       
Lattice pitch (cm)    ~ 11   
       
       
Coolant medium    D2O   
       
       
Moderator medium    D2O   
       
       
Reflector medium    D2O   
       
       
Reflector thickness (cm)    ~ 50   
       
       
Purity of D2O    ~ 99.8%   
       
       
Mass of D2O (mtons)    ~ 60-70   
       
       
Yearly makeup    Yes   
       
       
Keff    < 1.25   
       
       


       
Core Excess reactivity (pcm)    < 20000   
           
Cycle length (days) approximatly    ~ 250       
           
           
239Pu at EoC (g)    ~ 850       
           
       
239Pu purity at EoC    ~ 78%   
           
       
235U consumption    ~ 60%   
           
           
Maximum Thermal Flux , E<0.625ev    ~•103    14   
           
           
Maximum Fast Flux, E>0.625ev    ~•10    14   
           
           
Minimum Thermal Flux , E<0.625ev    ~•10    14   
           
           
Minimum Fast Flux, E>0.625ev    ~•10    14   
           
           
Fluid velocity in channels (m/s)    ~ 3.8       
           
           
Channel mass flow rate (kg/s)    ~ 2.4       
           
           
Working pressure (MPa)    0.33       
           
           
Fluid inlet temperature (oC)    ~ 47       
           
           
Fluid outlet temperature (oC)    ~ 78       
       
           
Core material    Mainly S.S. 304   
           
           
Core wall Thichness (mm)    ~ 30       
           
                 
        Fuel Pellet Diameter (cm)    ~ 0.65   
                   
        Inner Clad Diameter (cm)    ~ 0.67   
                   
                   
        Outer Clad Diameter (cm)    ~ 0.8   
                   
                   
        Number of pins per assembly    12   
                   
                   
        Mass of UO2 in full core load (Kg)    ~ 350   
                   
                   
        Core diameter (cm)    ~ 240   
                   
                                 
               
[1]    Iran will permit the IAEA to share the content of the enrichment and enrichment R&D plan, as submitted as part of the initial declaration, with the Joint Commission participants.

[2]    For the purpose of this Annex, non-gaseous centrifuge uranium isotope separation-related research and development or production will include laser isotope separation systems, electromagnetic isotope separation systems, chemical exchange systems, gaseous diffusion systems, vortex and aerodynamic systems, and other such processes that separate uranium isotopes.


Annex II – Sanctions-related commitments


The sequence of implementation of the commitments detailed in this Annex is specified in Annex V (Implementation Plan) to this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).



A.  European Union[1]




1.    The EU and EU Member States commit to terminate all provisions of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 (as subsequently amended) implementing all nuclear-related sanctions or restrictive measures as specified in Sections 1.1-1.10 below, to terminate all provisions of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP (as subsequently amended), as specified in Sections 1.1-1.10 below, and to terminate or amend national implementing legislation as required, in accordance with Annex V:



1.    Financial, banking and insurance measures[2]




1.    Prohibition and authorisation regimes on financial transfers to and from Iran (Article 10 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 30, 30a, 30b and 31 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);



1.    Sanctions on banking activities (Article 11 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Article 33 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);



1.    Sanctions on insurance (Article 12 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Article 35 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);


1.    Sanctions on financial messaging services (Article 20(12) of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Article 23(4) of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);




1.    Sanctions on financial support for trade with Iran (Article 8 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP);


1.    Sanctions on grants, financial assistance and concessional loans (Article 9 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP);


1.    Sanctions on Government of Iran public-guaranteed bonds (Article 13 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Article 34 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and


1.    Sanctions on associated services[3] for each of the categories above (see the references above).


1.    Oil, gas and petrochemical sectors




1.    Sanctions on the import of oil and gas from Iran (Articles 3a, 3c and 3e of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 11, 12 and 14a, and Annexes IV and IVA of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);



1.    Sanctions on the import of Iranian petrochemical products (Articles 3b and 3d of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 13 and 14, and Annex V of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);


1.    Sanctions on the export of key equipment for the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors (Articles 4, 4a and 4b of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 8, 9 and 10, and Annexes VI and VIA of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);



1.    Sanctions on investment in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors (Articles 6, 6a and 7 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 17(1), 17(2)(b) and (c), 17(3), 17(4), 17(5), 20 and 21 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and



1.    Sanctions on associated services for each of the categories above (see the references above).


1.    Shipping, shipbuilding and transport sectors


1.    Sanctions related to shipping and shipbuilding (Articles 4g, 4h, 8a, 18a and 18b of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 10a, 10b, 10c, 37a, and 37b, and Annex VIB of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012);



1.    Sanctions related to the transport sector (Articles 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 36 and 37 of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and


1.    Sanctions on associated services for each of the categories above (see the references above).


1.    Gold, other precious metals, banknotes and coinage


1.    Sanctions on gold, precious metals and diamonds, banknotes and coinage (Articles 4c and 4d of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 15 and 16, and Annex VII of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and



1.    Sanctions on associated services for each of the categories above (see the references above).


1.    Nuclear proliferation-related measures


1.    Sanctions related to proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities (goods and technology, investment and specialised training) (Articles 1(1) (a), (b), (d), (e), (2), (3) and (4), 2, 3, 5, 14 and 21 of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 17(1) and (2)(a), 18, 19 and 22, and Annexes I, II and III of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and

1.    Sanctions on associated services for the category above (see the references above).


1.    Metals

1.    Sanctions on metals (Articles 4e and 4f of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 15a, 15b and 15c, and Annex VIIB of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and



1.    Sanctions on associated services for the category above (see the references above).



1.    Software



1.    Sanctions on software (Articles 4i and 4j of Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP; Articles 10d, 10e and 10f, and Annex VIIA of Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012); and


1.    Sanctions on associated services for the category above (see the references above).





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