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Title: EBR-II FUEL IRRADIATION FACILITIES

Abstract

Two irradiation facilities, designed for installation within tubular fuel elements, and peripheral experimental thimbles in the CP-5 reactor core are described. Both units are cooled internally by natural convection of D/sub 2/O and feature an inherent variable temperaturecontrol system which permits approximates plus or minus 75-degree central metal temperature variation for a given heat-transfer rate. Heat-transfer rates ranging from 10 tkw (fuel) to 15 tkw (thimble) are possible. External cooling is provided by the reactor D/sub 2/ O moderator. Although designed primarily to simulate an operational environment for the evaluation of EBR-II prototype fuel elements, both facilities can be utilized for the irradiation of other fuel materials of interest, consistent with the internal geometry of each unit. Complementary information includes thermal analyses and mock-up tests pertinent to the ultimate design. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4295437
Report Number(s):
ANL-5940
NSA Number:
NSA-13-005113
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CONVECTION; COOLING; CP-5; EBR-2; FUEL ELEMENTS; FUELS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEAVY WATER COOLANT; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; IRRADIATION; MATERIALS TESTING; MEASURED VALUES; MOCKUP; MONITORING; PLANNING; REACTOR CORE; REMOTE CONTROL; RESONANCE ESCAPE PROBABILITY; TEMPERATURE; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THERMAL UTILIZATION; TUBES; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Schiltz, R.J., Monaweck, J.H., and Sowa, E.S. EBR-II FUEL IRRADIATION FACILITIES. United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4295437.
Schiltz, R.J., Monaweck, J.H., & Sowa, E.S. EBR-II FUEL IRRADIATION FACILITIES. United States. doi:10.2172/4295437.
Schiltz, R.J., Monaweck, J.H., and Sowa, E.S. Sat . "EBR-II FUEL IRRADIATION FACILITIES". United States. doi:10.2172/4295437. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4295437.
@article{osti_4295437,
title = {EBR-II FUEL IRRADIATION FACILITIES},
author = {Schiltz, R.J. and Monaweck, J.H. and Sowa, E.S.},
abstractNote = {Two irradiation facilities, designed for installation within tubular fuel elements, and peripheral experimental thimbles in the CP-5 reactor core are described. Both units are cooled internally by natural convection of D/sub 2/O and feature an inherent variable temperaturecontrol system which permits approximates plus or minus 75-degree central metal temperature variation for a given heat-transfer rate. Heat-transfer rates ranging from 10 tkw (fuel) to 15 tkw (thimble) are possible. External cooling is provided by the reactor D/sub 2/ O moderator. Although designed primarily to simulate an operational environment for the evaluation of EBR-II prototype fuel elements, both facilities can be utilized for the irradiation of other fuel materials of interest, consistent with the internal geometry of each unit. Complementary information includes thermal analyses and mock-up tests pertinent to the ultimate design. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4295437},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}