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Cost analysis guidelines

By R.S. Strait

Abstract

The first phase of the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Management Program (Program)--management strategy selection--consists of several program elements: Technology Assessment, Engineering Analysis, Cost Analysis, and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Cost Analysis will estimate the life-cycle costs associated with each of the long-term management strategy alternatives for depleted uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The scope of Cost Analysis will include all major expenditures, from the planning and design stages through decontamination and decommissioning. The costs will be estimated at a scoping or preconceptual design level and are intended to assist decision makers in comparing alternatives for further consideration. They will not be absolute costs or bid-document costs. The purpose of the Cost Analysis Guidelines is to establish a consistent approach to analyzing of cost alternatives for managing Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) stocks of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6). The component modules that make up the DUF6 management program differ substantially in operational maintenance, process-options, requirements for R and D, equipment, facilities, regulatory compliance, (O and M), and operations risk. To facilitate a consistent and equitable comparison of costs, the guidelines offer common definitions, assumptions or basis, and limitations integrated with a standard approach to the analysis. Further, the goal is to evaluate total net life-cycle costs and display them in a way that gives DOE the capability to evaluate a variety of overall DUF6 management strategies, including commercial potential. The cost estimates reflect the preconceptual level of the designs. They will be appropriate for distinguishing among management strategies

Topics: Storage, Life-Cycle Cost, Recommendations, Water Cooled Reactors, Depleted Uranium, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Shields, Radiation Protection, Uranium Hexafluoride, Recycling, Nuclear Fuels, Uranium Dioxide, Nuclear Materials Management, Economic Analysis, Breeder Reactors, Cost Estimation, Comparative Evaluations, Transport, Uranium Oxides U3O8
Publisher: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.2172/219299
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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