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Title: EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization

Abstract

The EPRI/DOE High Burnup Confirmatory Data Project (herein called the "Demo") is a multi-year, multi-entity confirmation demonstration test with the purpose of providing quantitative and qualitative data to show how high-burnup fuel ages in dry storage over a ten-year period. The Demo involves obtaining 32 assemblies of high-burnup PWR fuel of four common cladding alloys from the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant, drying them according to standard plant procedures, and then storing them in an NRC-licensed TN-3 2B cask on the North Anna dry storage pad for ten years. After the ten-year storage time, the cask will be opened and the rods will be examined for signs of aging. Twenty-five rods from assemblies of similar claddings, in-reactor placement, and burnup histories (herein called "sister rods") have been shipped from the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant and are currently being nondestructively tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After the non-destructive testing has been completed for each of the twenty-five rods, destructive analysis will be performed at ORNL, PNNL, and ANL to obtain mechanical data. Opinions gathered from the expert interviews, ORNL and PNNL Sister Rod Test Plans, and numerous meetings has resulted in the Simplified Test Plan described in this document.more » Some of the opinions and discussions leading to the simplified test plan are included here. Detailed descriptions and background are in the ORNL and PNNL plans in the appendices . After the testing described in this simplified test plan h as been completed , the community will review all the collected data and determine if additional testing is needed.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1372773
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-7597
655485
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS

Citation Formats

Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken B., Hanson, Brady, Billone, Mike, Scaglione, John, Montgomery, Rose, and Bevard, Bruce. EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1372773.
Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken B., Hanson, Brady, Billone, Mike, Scaglione, John, Montgomery, Rose, & Bevard, Bruce. EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization. United States. doi:10.2172/1372773.
Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken B., Hanson, Brady, Billone, Mike, Scaglione, John, Montgomery, Rose, and Bevard, Bruce. Sat . "EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization". United States. doi:10.2172/1372773. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372773.
@article{osti_1372773,
title = {EPRI/DOE High Burnup Fuel Sister Pin Test Plan Simplification and Visualization},
author = {Saltzstein, Sylvia J. and Sorenson, Ken B. and Hanson, Brady and Billone, Mike and Scaglione, John and Montgomery, Rose and Bevard, Bruce},
abstractNote = {The EPRI/DOE High Burnup Confirmatory Data Project (herein called the "Demo") is a multi-year, multi-entity confirmation demonstration test with the purpose of providing quantitative and qualitative data to show how high-burnup fuel ages in dry storage over a ten-year period. The Demo involves obtaining 32 assemblies of high-burnup PWR fuel of four common cladding alloys from the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant, drying them according to standard plant procedures, and then storing them in an NRC-licensed TN-3 2B cask on the North Anna dry storage pad for ten years. After the ten-year storage time, the cask will be opened and the rods will be examined for signs of aging. Twenty-five rods from assemblies of similar claddings, in-reactor placement, and burnup histories (herein called "sister rods") have been shipped from the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant and are currently being nondestructively tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After the non-destructive testing has been completed for each of the twenty-five rods, destructive analysis will be performed at ORNL, PNNL, and ANL to obtain mechanical data. Opinions gathered from the expert interviews, ORNL and PNNL Sister Rod Test Plans, and numerous meetings has resulted in the Simplified Test Plan described in this document. Some of the opinions and discussions leading to the simplified test plan are included here. Detailed descriptions and background are in the ORNL and PNNL plans in the appendices . After the testing described in this simplified test plan h as been completed , the community will review all the collected data and determine if additional testing is needed.},
doi = {10.2172/1372773},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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