Experimental capabilities of the transient reactor test (TREAT) facility.

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The TREAT facility was designed and built in the 1950s to provide a transient reactor for conducting safety experiments on reactor fuels. Throughout its almost 40-year history, it has proven to be a safe, reliable, and versatile facility, compiling a distinguished record of successful experiments. Several major improvements to the facility have been made, including an expansion of the building and of equipment handling capability, and enlargement of the access hole above the core, rearrangement of the reactor's control rods to provide more-uniform flux profiles, installation of improved reactor computer-control systems, a feedback system that safely allows real-time changes in ... continued below

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Crawford, D. C. July 28, 1998.

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The TREAT facility was designed and built in the 1950s to provide a transient reactor for conducting safety experiments on reactor fuels. Throughout its almost 40-year history, it has proven to be a safe, reliable, and versatile facility, compiling a distinguished record of successful experiments. Several major improvements to the facility have been made, including an expansion of the building and of equipment handling capability, and enlargement of the access hole above the core, rearrangement of the reactor's control rods to provide more-uniform flux profiles, installation of improved reactor computer-control systems, a feedback system that safely allows real-time changes in power transients depending upon events occurring in the experiment, and several upgrades in the fast neutron hodoscope for improved experiment-fuel-motion diagnostics. The original TREAT fuel is still in use, however, since it appears to have no degradation from its many years of service.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010911

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  • 1998 ANS Winter Meeting, Washington, DC (US), 11/15/1998--11/19/1998

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  • Report No.: ANL/RE/CP-96981
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10911
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621781

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Crawford, D. C. Experimental capabilities of the transient reactor test (TREAT) facility., article, July 28, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621781/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.