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Title: Evaluation of Testing Facilities for a High Temperature Fission Chamber Design

Abstract

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed a first-of-its-kind high-temperature fission chamber (HTFC) prototype that could survive in the harsher environments of advanced reactors with high flux fields up to 10 13 n/cm 2-s and temperatures upwards of 700°C. The first prototype of the HTFC was demonstrated at the Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR) in October 2017. The experiment at the OSURR was designed to demonstrate four regions of operation: low flux and low temperatures, low flux and high temperatures, high flux and low temperatures, and high flux and high temperatures. Although some problems developed during the experiment at the OSURR, data was obtained and the fission chamber was shipped back to ORNL. The problems were diagnosed and documented at ORNL, and the HTFC was reassembled. Testing will proceed at ORNL at temperatures up to 700°C. This report discusses other possible test facilities to demonstrate the HTFC instrument prototype after reassembly.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1460199
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2018/860
TRN: US1901649
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS

Citation Formats

Ezell, N. Dianne Bull, and Cetiner, Nesrin Ozgan. Evaluation of Testing Facilities for a High Temperature Fission Chamber Design. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1460199.
Ezell, N. Dianne Bull, & Cetiner, Nesrin Ozgan. Evaluation of Testing Facilities for a High Temperature Fission Chamber Design. United States. doi:10.2172/1460199.
Ezell, N. Dianne Bull, and Cetiner, Nesrin Ozgan. Tue . "Evaluation of Testing Facilities for a High Temperature Fission Chamber Design". United States. doi:10.2172/1460199. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460199.
@article{osti_1460199,
title = {Evaluation of Testing Facilities for a High Temperature Fission Chamber Design},
author = {Ezell, N. Dianne Bull and Cetiner, Nesrin Ozgan},
abstractNote = {Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed a first-of-its-kind high-temperature fission chamber (HTFC) prototype that could survive in the harsher environments of advanced reactors with high flux fields up to 1013 n/cm2-s and temperatures upwards of 700°C. The first prototype of the HTFC was demonstrated at the Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR) in October 2017. The experiment at the OSURR was designed to demonstrate four regions of operation: low flux and low temperatures, low flux and high temperatures, high flux and low temperatures, and high flux and high temperatures. Although some problems developed during the experiment at the OSURR, data was obtained and the fission chamber was shipped back to ORNL. The problems were diagnosed and documented at ORNL, and the HTFC was reassembled. Testing will proceed at ORNL at temperatures up to 700°C. This report discusses other possible test facilities to demonstrate the HTFC instrument prototype after reassembly.},
doi = {10.2172/1460199},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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