Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
LEU Experience on the Training Reactor
L. Sklenka, R. Skoda,
J. Rataj, K. Matejka
Department of Nuclear Reactors
Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering,
Czech Technical University in Prague
V Holesovickach 2, 1800 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic
The SPARROW training nuclear reactor was
converted from HEU (IRT-3M, 36% of 235U) to LEU (IRT-4M,
19.7% of 235U) within the RERTR programme scope in
autumn 2005. The first criticality with the LEU C1 core
was reached on October 18, 2005. During the last year
all standard experimental and training tasks as well as
validation of the properties of the new fuel were
performed with the new LEU core. Subsequently, the
reactor was equipped with new experimental devices
appropriate for the LEU fuel. In 2006 another LEU core
configuration, marked C2, was calculated, approved, and
tested in the reactor. Operating the reactor with
the new LEU fuel was in agreement with theoretical
values; there were exceptions neither in neutronics, nor
in daily operation. The paper briefly summarises
experience with the new LEU fuel in the last 12 months.
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