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2003 International RERTR Meeting

TESTS OF PIN-TYPE FUEL ELEMENTS IN THE WWR-M REACTOR

Kirsanov G. A., Konoplev K. A., Pikulik R. G., Tchmshkyan D. V., Tedoradze L. V., Zakharov A. S.

Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute
Gatchina, 188300, Russia
kir@pnpi.spb.ru

ABSTRACT

Pin-type fuel elements loaded with LEU UO2 and U-Mo in Al matrix are being tested. A detailed description of the tested FEs was previously presented by Y. I. Trifonov (VNIINM) at the RERTR-2002 meeting.

The standard WWR-M5 reactor fuel assemblies and the experimental assemblies substantially differ in their  loading, enrichment, hydraulic resistance and specific heat-exchange surface. This report briefly describes the main operations aimed at testing the experimental FEs in the WWR-M reactor.

 Experimental data and the evidence that the standard WWR-M5 FEs of the WWR-M reactor and the experimental assemblies can work together are presented.

A test method is described. The results of the tests in the experimental reactor loop before loading into  the core are presented. The initial level of FEs' non-integrity is determined.


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Neutron Research Department
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute
Orlova Roscha
Gatchina, Leningrad District 188300
Russian Federation
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