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Title: Current status of Canadian organic cooled reactor technology

Abstract

Canada has been operating the first organic cooled D{sub 2}O moderated pressure tube reactor (WR-1) since November 1965. The operation of WR-1 and the supporting development programs at the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment are of direct interest to those seeking to exploit the advantages of organic coolants. The technical feasibility of the concept along with the current status of the technology are covered in the paper. The excellent performance of WR-1 indicates that, as yet, no insurmountable technical limitation faces the designers of organic cooled reactors.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Pinawa, Manitoba (Canada). Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment
OSTI Identifier:
4557804
Report Number(s):
AECL-2943; CONF-670917-11
NSA Number:
NSA-22-016261
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA Symposium on Heavy Water Power Reactors, Vienna, Austria, 11-15 Sep 1967
Country of Publication:
Canada
Language:
English
Subject:
N38540* -Research & Test Reactors & Critical Assemblies- Cooling Systems; BUILDING MATERIALS; FUELS; ORGANIC COOLANT; PRESSURE; RESEARCH REACTORS; TUBES; USES; WR-1; WHITESHELL REACTOR NO. 1/coolant for, technological developments in organic; WHITESHELL REACTOR NO. 1/materials for, development of pressure tubes and fuel

Citation Formats

Mooradian, A J, Robertson, R F.S., Hatcher, S R, Hart, R G, Tegart, D R, and Summach, A J. Current status of Canadian organic cooled reactor technology. Canada: N. p., 1967. Web.
Mooradian, A J, Robertson, R F.S., Hatcher, S R, Hart, R G, Tegart, D R, & Summach, A J. Current status of Canadian organic cooled reactor technology. Canada.
Mooradian, A J, Robertson, R F.S., Hatcher, S R, Hart, R G, Tegart, D R, and Summach, A J. 1967. "Current status of Canadian organic cooled reactor technology". Canada. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4557804.
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abstractNote = {Canada has been operating the first organic cooled D{sub 2}O moderated pressure tube reactor (WR-1) since November 1965. The operation of WR-1 and the supporting development programs at the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment are of direct interest to those seeking to exploit the advantages of organic coolants. The technical feasibility of the concept along with the current status of the technology are covered in the paper. The excellent performance of WR-1 indicates that, as yet, no insurmountable technical limitation faces the designers of organic cooled reactors.},
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