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1998 International RERTR Meeting

THE CONVERSION AND POWER UPGRADING OF IEA-R1
EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE

J.R.Maiorino ,J.A .Perrotta ,and R.Frajndlich
Diretoria de Reatores
Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares

ABSTRACT

This paper describes the Brazilian national program related to the modernization of its main Research Reactor,IEA-R1.This program included the conversion to LEU, the changes necessary to upgrade the power from 2 to 5 MW, and the enhancement of its utilization. Finally the future plans concerning the fuel elements to be used (U3Si2-Al), the replacement of the Reflector (Be) and the continuous improvements, mainly those related with safety, utilization and operational performance are described.


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Diretoria de Reatores
Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares
P.O. Box 11.049(Pinheiros)
05422-970-São Paulo-S.P.-Brazil
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maiorino@net.ipen.br
perrotta@net.ipen.br
frajndlich@net.ipen.br

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