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Title: Design of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Experiments for Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor

Abstract

The United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program will be irradiating eight particle fuel tests in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the newly formed Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to support development of the next generation Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) in the United States. The ATR has a long history of irradiation testing in support of reactor development and the INL has been designated as the new United States Department of Energy’s lead laboratory for nuclear energy development. These AGR fuel experiments will be irradiated over the next ten years to demonstrate and qualify new particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. The experiments will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with on-line temperature monitoring and control combined with on-line fission product monitoring of the sweep gas. The final design phase has just been completed on the first experiment (AGR-1) in this series and the support systems and fission product monitoring system that will monitor and control the experiment during irradiation. This paper discusses the development of the experimental hardware and support system designs and the status of the experiment.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
911800
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-05-00673
TRN: US0800142
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Global 2005,Tsukuba, Japan,10/09/2005,10/13/2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 - SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DESIGN; FISSION PRODUCTS; IRRADIATION; MONITORING; MONITORS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR FUELS; TEMPERATURE MONITORING; TEST REACTORS; TESTING; advanced gas reactor; advanced test reactor; particle fuel

Citation Formats

S. Blaine Grover. Design of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Experiments for Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
S. Blaine Grover. Design of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Experiments for Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor. United States.
S. Blaine Grover. Sat . "Design of the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Experiments for Irradiation in the Advanced Test Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911800.
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abstractNote = {The United States Department of Energy’s Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) Fuel Development and Qualification Program will be irradiating eight particle fuel tests in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the newly formed Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to support development of the next generation Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) in the United States. The ATR has a long history of irradiation testing in support of reactor development and the INL has been designated as the new United States Department of Energy’s lead laboratory for nuclear energy development. These AGR fuel experiments will be irradiated over the next ten years to demonstrate and qualify new particle fuel for use in high temperature gas reactors. The experiments will be irradiated in an inert sweep gas atmosphere with on-line temperature monitoring and control combined with on-line fission product monitoring of the sweep gas. The final design phase has just been completed on the first experiment (AGR-1) in this series and the support systems and fission product monitoring system that will monitor and control the experiment during irradiation. This paper discusses the development of the experimental hardware and support system designs and the status of the experiment.},
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