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CERCA’s 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN U3Si2 fuel Manufacturing

JP. Durand, B. Duban, Y. Lavastre

Les Bérauds, 26104 Romans-sur-Isère, France


S. de Perthuis

Tour Areva, 92084 Paris la Défense cedex, France


This paper documents the experience gained at CERCA in manufacturing, testing, and inspecting U3Si2 fuel elements for various Material Test Reactors (MTR) since the beginning of the RERTR Program in 1978, up to now. It emphasises how the company controls the product to insure compliance with the fuel-related safety parameters. Finally, those statements are considered in the UMo fuel production perspective.

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Mr. Jean-Pierre Durand
Research Reactor Fuel Manager
Les Bérauds-B.P.1114
26104 Romans, Cedex
Phone:  +33 (4) 7505-6143
Fax:      +33 (4) 7505-5636
E-mail:  [email protected]

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