Inspection techniques and processes for controlling FFTF fuel quality

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Reliable performance of fuels for the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) is of paramount importance for the FFTF program. Improved inspection techniques and processes are essential for controlling the quality of such fuels. Several considerations necessitated the development and application of improved inspection techniques and processes. These include fuel design, throughput rate, and pre-irradiation characterization requirements. Some of the more significant advances are in the areas of fuel pellet dimensional and weight measurements, fuel pin diameter measurements, and on-line, computerized quality status tracking. Advances in each of these areas are discussed.

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Powers, H. G.; Kirchner, T. L.; McLemore, D. R. & Gottschalk, G. P. October 18, 1978.

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Reliable performance of fuels for the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) is of paramount importance for the FFTF program. Improved inspection techniques and processes are essential for controlling the quality of such fuels. Several considerations necessitated the development and application of improved inspection techniques and processes. These include fuel design, throughput rate, and pre-irradiation characterization requirements. Some of the more significant advances are in the areas of fuel pellet dimensional and weight measurements, fuel pin diameter measurements, and on-line, computerized quality status tracking. Advances in each of these areas are discussed.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • ANS meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 12 Nov 1978

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  • Report No.: HEDL-SA-1593-FP
  • Report No.: CONF-781105-82
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-14-2170
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6494707
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1204722

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Powers, H. G.; Kirchner, T. L.; McLemore, D. R. & Gottschalk, G. P. Inspection techniques and processes for controlling FFTF fuel quality, article, October 18, 1978; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1204722/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.