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Title: Laser application in the fabrication of gas-tagged capsules. A leak detection system

Encapsulation of a unique isotopic blend of krypton and xenon gas employs a special application of laser technology. The encapsulated gas is then used as the primary medium for detection and identification of failed nuclear fuel rods. The use of gas tagging as a means of detecting and identifying failed nuclear fuel rods has been successfully demonstrated and used by the Argonne National Laboratory, Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-2) Project, and the Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) Fast Breeder Reactor Program. The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) of Japan has selected this leak detection system for use in their MONJU Prototype Reactor fuel assemblies. The MONJU reactor is almost identical in design to the highly successful FFTF reactor, which is currently in standby status.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10115838
Report Number(s):
WHC-SA--2166; CONF-931237--4
ON: DE94005423; BR: 35AF11201/35AF11202; TRN: 94:002277
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: LASERS `93: international conference on lasers and applications,Lake Tahoe, NV (United States),6-10 Dec 1993; Other Information: PBD: Dec 1993
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; MONJU REACTOR; FAILED ELEMENT MONITORS; FABRICATION; FAILED ELEMENT DETECTION; ISOTOPE RATIO; CAPSULES; DESIGN; KRYPTON ISOTOPES; XENON ISOTOPES; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS 220400; 210500; CONTROL SYSTEMS; POWER REACTORS, BREEDING