Fuel performance improvement program. Quarterly/annual progress report, April--September 1977. [BWR; PWR]

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The Fuel Performance Improvement Program has as its objective the identification and demonstration of fuel concepts with improved power ramp performance. The program contains a combination of out-of-reactor studies, in-reactor experiments and in-reactor demonstrations. Fuel concepts initially being considered include annular pellets, cladding internally coated with graphite and packed-particle fuels. The performance capability of each concept will be compared to a reference fuel of contemporary pellet design by irradiations in the Halden Boiling Water Reactor. Fuel design and process development is being completed and fuel rod fabrication will begin for the Halden test rods and for the first series of ... continued below

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Crouthamel, C.E. (comp.) November 1, 1977.

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The Fuel Performance Improvement Program has as its objective the identification and demonstration of fuel concepts with improved power ramp performance. The program contains a combination of out-of-reactor studies, in-reactor experiments and in-reactor demonstrations. Fuel concepts initially being considered include annular pellets, cladding internally coated with graphite and packed-particle fuels. The performance capability of each concept will be compared to a reference fuel of contemporary pellet design by irradiations in the Halden Boiling Water Reactor. Fuel design and process development is being completed and fuel rod fabrication will begin for the Halden test rods and for the first series of in-reactor demonstrations. The in-reactor demonstrations are being performed in the Big Rock Point reactor to show that the concepts pose no undue risk to commercial operation.

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  • Report No.: COO/4066-4
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5242735 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5242735
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1068797

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Crouthamel, C.E. (comp.). Fuel performance improvement program. Quarterly/annual progress report, April--September 1977. [BWR; PWR], report, November 1, 1977; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1068797/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.