Thorizon has made maximal use of the so-called ‘inherent safety features’ molten salt reactor technology can provide, meaning safety is controlled by various passive safety mechanisms governed by laws of nature, complemented by additional active safety systems if possible. These safety mechanisms include;
- Automatic power reduction when temperature increase.
- If pumps stop, the fuel will automatically flow out of the reactive zone, thus stopping the reactor.
- The heat that is still generated after shutdown is transferred to the environment automatically, no active cooling is needed.
- The entire system is at low-pressure, under all circumstances.