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Title: Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1400°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 10-1

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 10-1. 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 1400°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.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE nuclear energy
OSTI Identifier:
1599768
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-19-55172-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 - ENGINEERING; Post irradiation examination; TRISO; AGR; AGR-3/4 heating test; FACS furnace

Citation Formats

Stempien, John D. Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1400°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 10-1. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Stempien, John D. Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1400°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 10-1. United States.
Stempien, John D. Tue . "Test Plan for Reirradiation and 1400°C Heating Test of AGR-3/4 Compact 10-1". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1599768.
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