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Title: Nuclear Industry Support Services by the Buffalo Materials Research Center

The Buffalo Materials Research Center (BMRC) is located on the campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Principal facilities within BMRC include a 2-MW PULSTAR, low-enrichment reactor, an electron accelerator, and irradiated materials remote testing facilities. The reactor and the materials testing facilities have been utilized extensively in support of the power reactor community since 1961. This paper briefly highlights the nature and scope of this service. The BMRC is operated for the university by Buffalo Materials Research, Inc., a private for-profit company, which is a subsidiary of Materials Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA), a Maryland-based materials testing company. A primary mission of MEA has been research on the effects of neutron irradiation on reactor structural materials, including those used for pressure vessel and piping systems. The combined resources of MEA and BMRC have played a pivotal role in the assessment of reactor pressure vessel safety both in the United States and abroad and in the development of new radiation-resistant steels.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Buffalo Materials Research Center, Buffalo, NY (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6844304
Report Number(s):
CONF-931160--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSAO
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (United States); Journal Volume: 69; Conference: American Nuclear Society (ANS) winter meeting, San Francisco, CA (United States), 14-18 Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PULSTAR-BUFFALO REACTOR; MATERIALS TESTING; IRRADIATION; PIPES; PRESSURE VESSELS; RADIATION EFFECTS; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR OPERATORS; STEELS; TESTING; TRAINING; ALLOYS; ANIMALS; CONTAINERS; EDUCATION; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; IRRADIATION REACTORS; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION REACTORS; MAMMALS; MAN; OPERATION; PERSONNEL; POOL TYPE REACTORS; PRIMATES; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; RESEARCH REACTORS; VERTEBRATES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 220600* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Research, Test & Experimental Reactors; 360106 -- Metals & Alloys-- Radiation Effects