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Title: AGR-5/6/7 Irradiation Experiment Test Plan

Abstract

This document presents the test plan for the AGR-5/6/7 irradiation experiment, the combined fifth, sixth, and seventh irradiations of the United States Department of Energy Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program. The combined irradiation tests will consist of fuel qualification tests (AGR-5/6) and a margin test (AGR-7) for the industrially produced uranium oxycarbide (UCO) tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated particle fuel developed by the AGR Program. The objective of the AGR-5/6/7 irradiation experiment is to establish the performance of UCO TRISO fuel fabricated using engineering-scale equipment in a production environment under and beyond normal operating conditions. Specifically, the goals of the AGR 5/6/7 irradiation experiment are: 1. Irradiate reference design fuel containing low-enriched UCO TRISO fuel particles to support fuel qualification. 2. Establish the operating margins for the fuel beyond normal operating conditions. 3. Provide irradiated fuel performance data and irradiated fuel samples for post-irradiation examination and safety testing. 4. Support the refinement of fuel performance and fission product transport models with online, post-irradiation examination and safety test data. In order to achieve the test objectives, the AGR-5/6/7 experiment will be irradiated in the northeast flux trap position of the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory. Themore » larger diameter of the northeast flux trap provides greater flexibility for test train design, significantly enhancing the capability for the combined irradiations. The test train contains five separate and independently controlled and monitored capsules. The middle capsule contains the AGR 7 margin test fuel. The two bottom and two top capsules contain the AGR 5/6 fuel. Each capsule contains a variable number of fuel compacts filled with UCO TRISO particles.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE-NE
OSTI Identifier:
1511042
Report Number(s):
INL/MIS-17-43095-Rev001
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; Advanced Reactor Technologies; Advanced Gas Reactor; high temperature gas-cooled reactor; post-irradiation examination

Citation Formats

Collin, Blaise. AGR-5/6/7 Irradiation Experiment Test Plan. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Collin, Blaise. AGR-5/6/7 Irradiation Experiment Test Plan. United States.
Collin, Blaise. Thu . "AGR-5/6/7 Irradiation Experiment Test Plan". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1511042.
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abstractNote = {This document presents the test plan for the AGR-5/6/7 irradiation experiment, the combined fifth, sixth, and seventh irradiations of the United States Department of Energy Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program. The combined irradiation tests will consist of fuel qualification tests (AGR-5/6) and a margin test (AGR-7) for the industrially produced uranium oxycarbide (UCO) tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated particle fuel developed by the AGR Program. The objective of the AGR-5/6/7 irradiation experiment is to establish the performance of UCO TRISO fuel fabricated using engineering-scale equipment in a production environment under and beyond normal operating conditions. Specifically, the goals of the AGR 5/6/7 irradiation experiment are: 1. Irradiate reference design fuel containing low-enriched UCO TRISO fuel particles to support fuel qualification. 2. Establish the operating margins for the fuel beyond normal operating conditions. 3. Provide irradiated fuel performance data and irradiated fuel samples for post-irradiation examination and safety testing. 4. Support the refinement of fuel performance and fission product transport models with online, post-irradiation examination and safety test data. In order to achieve the test objectives, the AGR-5/6/7 experiment will be irradiated in the northeast flux trap position of the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory. The larger diameter of the northeast flux trap provides greater flexibility for test train design, significantly enhancing the capability for the combined irradiations. The test train contains five separate and independently controlled and monitored capsules. The middle capsule contains the AGR 7 margin test fuel. The two bottom and two top capsules contain the AGR 5/6 fuel. Each capsule contains a variable number of fuel compacts filled with UCO TRISO particles.},
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