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BABCOCK & WILCOX PLATE FABRICATION EXPERIENCE
WITH URANIUM SILICIDE SPHERICAL FUEL

Lawrence E. Todd and Brett W. Pace

Babcock & Wilcox
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

ABSTRACT

This report is written to present the fuel fabrication experience of Babcock & Wilcox using atomized spherical uranium silicide powder. The intent is to demonstrate the ability to fabricate fuel plates using spherical powder and to provide useful information proceeding into the next phase of work using this type of fuel.

The limited quantity of resources- spherical powder and time, did not allow for much process optimizing in this work scope. However, the information contained within provides optimism for the future of spherical uranium silicide fuel plate fabrication at Babcock & Wilcox.

The success of assembling fuel elements with spherical powder will enable Babcock & Wilcox to reduce overall costs to its customers while still maintaining our reputation for providing high quality research and test reactor products.


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Contact:
Mr. Lawrence Todd
Babcock &Wilcox
P.O. Box 785
Lynchburg, VA 24505-0785, USA
Tel.: +1-804-522-6876
Fax: +1-804-522-6992

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