Design, Fabrication, and Initial Operation of a Reusable Irradiation Facility

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A Heavy-Section Steel Irradiation (HSSI) Program project, funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was initiated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop reusable materials irradiation facilities in which metallurgical specimens of reactor pressure vessel steels could be irradiated. As a consequence, two new, identical, reusable materials irradiation facilities have been designed, fabricated, installed, and are now operating at the Ford Nuclear Reactor at the University of Michigan. The facilities are referred to as the HSSI-IAR facilities with the individual facilities being designated as IAR-1 and IAR-2. This new and unique facility design requires no cutting or grinding operations to ... continued below

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Heatherly, D.W.; Thoms, K.R.; Siman-Tov, I.I. & Hurst, M.T. June 1, 1999.

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A Heavy-Section Steel Irradiation (HSSI) Program project, funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was initiated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop reusable materials irradiation facilities in which metallurgical specimens of reactor pressure vessel steels could be irradiated. As a consequence, two new, identical, reusable materials irradiation facilities have been designed, fabricated, installed, and are now operating at the Ford Nuclear Reactor at the University of Michigan. The facilities are referred to as the HSSI-IAR facilities with the individual facilities being designated as IAR-1 and IAR-2. This new and unique facility design requires no cutting or grinding operations to retrieve irradiated specimens, all capsule hardware is totally reusable, and materials transported from site to site are limited to specimens only. At the time of this letter report, the facilities have operated successfully for approximately 2500 effective full-power hours.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00012545

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  • Report No.: ORNL/NRC/LTR-99/16
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/12545 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12545
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625261

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Heatherly, D.W.; Thoms, K.R.; Siman-Tov, I.I. & Hurst, M.T. Design, Fabrication, and Initial Operation of a Reusable Irradiation Facility, report, June 1, 1999; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625261/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.