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DESCRIPTION OF THE PIE FACILITY FOR RESEARCH REACTORS IRRADIATED FUELS IN CNEA

A. Bisca, R. Coronel, V. Homberger, A. Quinteros, M. Ratner

CNEA, Argentina

ABSTRACT

The PIE Facility (LAPEP), located at the Ezeiza Atomic Center (CAE), was designed to carry out destructive and non-destructive post-irradiation examinations (PIE) on research and power reactor spent fuels, reactor internals and other irradiated materials, and to perform studies related with:

  • Station lifetime extension
  • Fuel performance
  • Development of new fuels
  • Failures and determination of their causes

LAPEP is a relevant facility where research and development can be carried out. It is worth mentioning that in this facility the PIE corresponding to the Surveillance Program for the Atucha I Nuclear Power Plant (CNA-1) were successfully performed. Materials testing during the CNA-1 repair and the study of failures in fuel element plugs of the Embalse Nuclear Power Plant (CNE) were also performed.


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Contact:
Ms. Analía Bisca

CNEA-CAE, LAPEP Engineering Group
Avda. del Libertador 8250
C1429BNO Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (5411) 4379 8530
Fax: (54 11) 4379 8515
E-mail: bisca@cae.cnea.gov.ar

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