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LWR fuel rod testing facilities in high flux reactor (HFT) Petten for investigation of power cycling and ramping behaviour

Abstract

LWR fuel rod irradiation experiments are being performed in HFR's Pool Side Facility (PSF) by means of pressurized boiling water capsules (BWFC). For more than 6 years the major application of these devices has been in performing irradiation programs to investigate the power ramp behaviour of PWR and BWR rods which have been pre-irradiated in power reactors. Irradiation devices with various types of monitoring instrumentation are available, e.g. for fuel rod length, fuel stack length, fuel rod internal pressure and fuel rod central temperature measurements. The application scope covers PWR and BWR fuel rods, with burn-up levels up to 45 MWd/kg(U), max. linear heat generation rates up to 700 W/cm and simulation of constant power change rates between 0.05 and 1000 W/cm.min. The paper describes the different designs of LWR fuel rod testing facilities and associated non-destructive testing devices in use at the HFR Petten. It also addresses the new test capabilities that will become available after exchange of the HFR vessel in 1983. Furthermore it shows some typical results. (author)
Authors:
Markgraf, J; Perry, D; Oudaert, J [1] 
  1. Commission of the European Communities, Joint Reserach Centre, Petten Establishment, Petten (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1983
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFPT-14
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFPT specialists' meeting on power ramping and cycling behaviour of water reactor fuel, Petten (Netherlands), 8-9 Sep 1982; Other Information: 24 refs, 13 figs, 3 tabs; PBD: Jun 1983; Related Information: In: IAEA specialists' meeting on power ramping and cycling behaviour of water reactor fuel. Summary report, 243 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL RODS; HFR REACTOR; IRRADIATION CAPSULES; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; PERFORMANCE TESTING; POST-IRRADIATION EXAMINATION; PWR TYPE REACTORS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
OSTI ID:
20252576
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fuel Performance and Technology for Water Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0201773022439
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 59-71
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Markgraf, J, Perry, D, and Oudaert, J. LWR fuel rod testing facilities in high flux reactor (HFT) Petten for investigation of power cycling and ramping behaviour. IAEA: N. p., 1983. Web.
Markgraf, J, Perry, D, & Oudaert, J. LWR fuel rod testing facilities in high flux reactor (HFT) Petten for investigation of power cycling and ramping behaviour. IAEA.
Markgraf, J, Perry, D, and Oudaert, J. 1983. "LWR fuel rod testing facilities in high flux reactor (HFT) Petten for investigation of power cycling and ramping behaviour." IAEA.
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title = {LWR fuel rod testing facilities in high flux reactor (HFT) Petten for investigation of power cycling and ramping behaviour}
author = {Markgraf, J, Perry, D, and Oudaert, J}
abstractNote = {LWR fuel rod irradiation experiments are being performed in HFR's Pool Side Facility (PSF) by means of pressurized boiling water capsules (BWFC). For more than 6 years the major application of these devices has been in performing irradiation programs to investigate the power ramp behaviour of PWR and BWR rods which have been pre-irradiated in power reactors. Irradiation devices with various types of monitoring instrumentation are available, e.g. for fuel rod length, fuel stack length, fuel rod internal pressure and fuel rod central temperature measurements. The application scope covers PWR and BWR fuel rods, with burn-up levels up to 45 MWd/kg(U), max. linear heat generation rates up to 700 W/cm and simulation of constant power change rates between 0.05 and 1000 W/cm.min. The paper describes the different designs of LWR fuel rod testing facilities and associated non-destructive testing devices in use at the HFR Petten. It also addresses the new test capabilities that will become available after exchange of the HFR vessel in 1983. Furthermore it shows some typical results. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1983}
month = {Jun}
}