Progress and future plans in the PFR/TREAT safety testing programs

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This paper briefly describes the progress to date on the joint UKAEA/USDOE program of fast reactor fuel safety testing and the definition of the future tests. The program involves transient tests in the TREAT reactor on fresh and irradiated mixed fuel pins. The tests simulate transient overpower (TOP) accidents, which result from an unintentional addition of reactivity and transient undercooling followed by overpower (TUCOP) accidents, which arise from an unintentional stoppage of the primary sodium circulating pumps, both with failure to scram. Thirteen tests have been performed to date, all on UK pins. Future plans include five tests, all on ... continued below

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Alter, H.; Cowking, C.B.; Klickman, A.E. & Wood, M.H. January 1, 1986.

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This paper briefly describes the progress to date on the joint UKAEA/USDOE program of fast reactor fuel safety testing and the definition of the future tests. The program involves transient tests in the TREAT reactor on fresh and irradiated mixed fuel pins. The tests simulate transient overpower (TOP) accidents, which result from an unintentional addition of reactivity and transient undercooling followed by overpower (TUCOP) accidents, which arise from an unintentional stoppage of the primary sodium circulating pumps, both with failure to scram. Thirteen tests have been performed to date, all on UK pins. Future plans include five tests, all on US pins which have been irradiated in FFTF. Much has been learned about the behavior of fuel driven to conditions well beyond those existing during normal reactor operation.

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  • Conference on the science and technology of fast reactor safety, Channel Islands, UK, 12 May 1986

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  • Other: DE86014494
  • Report No.: CONF-860501-15
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5507664
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093035

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Alter, H.; Cowking, C.B.; Klickman, A.E. & Wood, M.H. Progress and future plans in the PFR/TREAT safety testing programs, article, January 1, 1986; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093035/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.