Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2000 International RERTR Meeting
NEW CERCA 01 MTR FRESH FUEL TRANSPORT CASK
G. Harbonnier, F. Obadia (CERCA); C. Anne (Transnucléaire Paris)
of fresh MTR fuel elements had to overcome a lot of difficulties brought by
virtually impossible licensing of old designs, and by the amount of work needed
to renew the license of relatively young containers.
To be in a
position to deliver fuel elements in good conditions to the reactors, CERCA has
initiated a program for the development of a new transport container.
presents the main aspects of this program, focusing on design philosophy,
licensing authorities requirements, criticality calculation.
of drop tests performed to support the Safety Analysis Report is also provided.
favorable conclusion of drop tests, Licensing is underway by French and other
European Safety Authorities and availability of the container is expected in a
paper will be available in PDF format, when it is received from the author.
Contact: Mr. Gérard Harbonnier
P.O. Box 1114
26104 Romans Sur Isere, France