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.
Contact: Mr. Kir Konoplev
Nuclear Physics Institute
Leningrad District 188300
Phone: +7 (812) 714-6735
Fax: +7 (812) 713-1282
E-mail: [email protected]
The 2016 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2016) will take place in Belgium.
Stay tuned for further details.
The 2015 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2015) took place in Seoul, Korea on Oct. 11-14, 2015.
For more information visit RERTR-2015.