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Title: AGR-5/6/7 LEUCO Kernel Fabrication Readiness Review

In preparation for forming low-enriched uranium carbide/oxide (LEUCO) fuel kernels for the Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) fuel development and qualification program, Idaho National Laboratory conducted an operational readiness review of the Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group – Lynchburg (B&W NOG-L) procedures, processes, and equipment from January 14 – January 16, 2015. The readiness review focused on requirements taken from the American Society Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nuclear Quality Assurance Standard (NQA-1-2008, 1a-2009), a recent occurrence at the B&W NOG-L facility related to preparation of acid-deficient uranyl nitrate solution (ADUN), and a relook at concerns noted in a previous review. Topic areas open for the review were communicated to B&W NOG-L in advance of the on-site visit to facilitate the collection of objective evidences attesting to the state of readiness.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Fuel Design and Development
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). ART Quality Assurance Engineer
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178370
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT--15-34306
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS AGR-5/6/7; Fabrication; Fuels; Kernel; LEUCO; TRISO