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Title: Heavy water moderated power reactors. Progress Report for December 1959

Abstract

At the end of 1959, 25% of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete. Further safeguards analyses of the HWCTR, done with the aid of analog and digital computers, corroberated earlier data which indicated that the reactor is highly self-regulating, and that the safety system should prevent release of radioactivity outside the containment building. Fabrication tests of metallic uranium fuels and preparation of irradiation specimens of swaged uranium oxide fuel tubes continued. A tube of Zircaloy-2-clad U-2 wt.% Zr failed during a low temperature, low pressure irradiation test to modest exposure. Preliminary examinations of tubular metallurgical joints between Zircaloy and stalnless steel were promising. (For preceding period see DP-445.) (J.R.D.)

Authors:
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  1. comps.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) & Co. Atomic Energy Div., Wilmington, DE (United States); Savannah River National Lab (SRNL), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4182427
Report Number(s):
DP-455
NSA Number:
NSA-14-011292
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONTROL; FABRICATION; FAILURES; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; HWCTR; IRRADIATION; JOINTS; METALLURGY; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR SAFETY; STAINLESS STEELS; TEMPERATURE; TESTING; TUBES; URANIUM; URANIUM OXIDES; ZIRCALOY

Citation Formats

Hood, R. R., and Isakoff, L. Heavy water moderated power reactors. Progress Report for December 1959. United States: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.2172/4182427.
Hood, R. R., & Isakoff, L. Heavy water moderated power reactors. Progress Report for December 1959. United States. doi:10.2172/4182427.
Hood, R. R., and Isakoff, L. Fri . "Heavy water moderated power reactors. Progress Report for December 1959". United States. doi:10.2172/4182427. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4182427.
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abstractNote = {At the end of 1959, 25% of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete. Further safeguards analyses of the HWCTR, done with the aid of analog and digital computers, corroberated earlier data which indicated that the reactor is highly self-regulating, and that the safety system should prevent release of radioactivity outside the containment building. Fabrication tests of metallic uranium fuels and preparation of irradiation specimens of swaged uranium oxide fuel tubes continued. A tube of Zircaloy-2-clad U-2 wt.% Zr failed during a low temperature, low pressure irradiation test to modest exposure. Preliminary examinations of tubular metallurgical joints between Zircaloy and stalnless steel were promising. (For preceding period see DP-445.) (J.R.D.)},
doi = {10.2172/4182427},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
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