Radiation safety is an important concern in the design and licensing of the 200MWe High Temperature Reactor Pebble-bed Module (HTR-PM) demonstration power plant in China. To meet the requirement of the regulatory, various radiation protection strategies and methods are applied in the design process of systems and components of HTR-PM. In this study, the radiation shielding design of HTR-PM is reviewed, which includes the radiation source analysis, in-house dose calculation tool, shielding and dose reduction methods used for primary systems. The underlying conservative assumption is also discussed for correctly evaluating the dose calculation result. This summary provides a relatively systematic review of the radiation shielding methods in the design phase of HTR-PM, which may provide useful information and experiences for the radiation shielding design of future pebble-bed reactors.

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