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Title: Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1200°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1

Abstract

Post irradiation examination (PIE) and heating tests of tristructural isotropic (TRISO)-coated fuel particles, fuel compacts, and graphite from Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) irradiation experiment AGR 3/4 are in progress. The AGR-3/4 test train consisted of twelve separate capsules irradiated in the northeast flux trap of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) from December 14, 2011, to April 12, 2014 (Collin 2015b). This test plan describes the reirradiation and subsequent heating test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1. One of the main goals of this test is to assess the retention of short-lived fission products I-131 (t1/2 = 8.02 d) and Xe-133 (t1/2 = 5.2 d) in fuel kernels. To generate short-lived fission products, the compact will first be reirradiated in the Neutron Radiography Reactor (NRAD). Following reirradiation, the compact will be removed from NRAD, gamma scanned on the Precision Gamma Scanner (PGS), and then loaded into the Fuel Accident Condition Simulator (FACS) furnace for heating at 1200°C. Fission gases and condensable fission products released from the compact will be collected in the Fission Gas Monitoring System (FGMS) and the FACS condensation plates, respectively. The planned uses of AGR-3/4 compacts (including heating testing and destructive analysis) are discussed inmore » the AGR-3/4 PIE plan (Demkowicz 2017). Significant portions of this plan have been completed and additional samples are being used for purposes not captured in that plan.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1562877
Report Number(s):
INL/MIS-19-55608-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 - ENGINEERING; Fission Gas Monitoring System; Neutron Radiography Reactor

Citation Formats

Stempien, John D. Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1200°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Stempien, John D. Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1200°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1. United States.
Stempien, John D. Tue . "Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1200°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1562877.
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abstractNote = {Post irradiation examination (PIE) and heating tests of tristructural isotropic (TRISO)-coated fuel particles, fuel compacts, and graphite from Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) irradiation experiment AGR 3/4 are in progress. The AGR-3/4 test train consisted of twelve separate capsules irradiated in the northeast flux trap of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) from December 14, 2011, to April 12, 2014 (Collin 2015b). This test plan describes the reirradiation and subsequent heating test of AGR-3/4 Compact 8-1. One of the main goals of this test is to assess the retention of short-lived fission products I-131 (t1/2 = 8.02 d) and Xe-133 (t1/2 = 5.2 d) in fuel kernels. To generate short-lived fission products, the compact will first be reirradiated in the Neutron Radiography Reactor (NRAD). Following reirradiation, the compact will be removed from NRAD, gamma scanned on the Precision Gamma Scanner (PGS), and then loaded into the Fuel Accident Condition Simulator (FACS) furnace for heating at 1200°C. Fission gases and condensable fission products released from the compact will be collected in the Fission Gas Monitoring System (FGMS) and the FACS condensation plates, respectively. The planned uses of AGR-3/4 compacts (including heating testing and destructive analysis) are discussed in the AGR-3/4 PIE plan (Demkowicz 2017). Significant portions of this plan have been completed and additional samples are being used for purposes not captured in that plan.},
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