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Title: Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1

Abstract

Compatibility issues for the Prometheus-1 fuel system have been reviewed based upon the selection of UO{sub 2} as the reference fuel material. In particular, the potential for limiting effects due to fuel- or fission product-component (cladding, liner, spring, etc) chemical interactions and clad-liner interactions have been evaluated. For UO{sub 2}-based fuels, fuel-component interactions are not expected to significantly limit performance. However, based upon the selection of component materials, there is a potential for degradation due to fission products. In particular, a chemical liner may be necessary for niobium, tantalum, zirconium, or silicon carbide-based systems. Multiple choices exist for the configuration of a chemical liner within the cladding; there is no clear solution that eliminates all concerns over the mechanical performance of a clad/liner system. A series of tests to evaluate the performance of candidate materials in contact with real and simulated fission products is outlined.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), West Mifflin, PA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
884677
Report Number(s):
B-MT(SRME)-55
TRN: US0603671
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC12-00SN39357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 42 ENGINEERING; COMPATIBILITY; CONFIGURATION; FISSION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL SYSTEMS; LINERS; NIOBIUM; PERFORMANCE; SILICON; TANTALUM; ZIRCONIUM; NRPCT

Citation Formats

DC Noe, KB Gibbard, and MH Krohn. Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/884677.
DC Noe, KB Gibbard, & MH Krohn. Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1. United States. doi:10.2172/884677.
DC Noe, KB Gibbard, and MH Krohn. Fri . "Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1". United States. doi:10.2172/884677. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/884677.
@article{osti_884677,
title = {Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1},
author = {DC Noe and KB Gibbard and MH Krohn},
abstractNote = {Compatibility issues for the Prometheus-1 fuel system have been reviewed based upon the selection of UO{sub 2} as the reference fuel material. In particular, the potential for limiting effects due to fuel- or fission product-component (cladding, liner, spring, etc) chemical interactions and clad-liner interactions have been evaluated. For UO{sub 2}-based fuels, fuel-component interactions are not expected to significantly limit performance. However, based upon the selection of component materials, there is a potential for degradation due to fission products. In particular, a chemical liner may be necessary for niobium, tantalum, zirconium, or silicon carbide-based systems. Multiple choices exist for the configuration of a chemical liner within the cladding; there is no clear solution that eliminates all concerns over the mechanical performance of a clad/liner system. A series of tests to evaluate the performance of candidate materials in contact with real and simulated fission products is outlined.},
doi = {10.2172/884677},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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