System modelling to support accelerated fuel transfer rate at EBR-II

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The Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) ia a 62.5 MW(th) liquid metal reactor operated by Argonne National Laboratory for The United States Department of Energy. The reactor is located near Idaho Falls, Idaho at the Argonne-West site (ANL-W). Full power operation was achieved in 1964,- the reactor operated continuously since that time until October 1994 in a variety of configurations depending on the programmatic mission. A three year program was initiated in October, 1993 to replace the 330 depleted uranium blanket subassemblies (S/As) with stainless steel reflectors. It was intended to operate the reactor during the three year blanket unloading program, ... continued below

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Imel, G.R.; Houshyar, A.; Planchon, H.P. & Cutforth, D.C. June 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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The Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) ia a 62.5 MW(th) liquid metal reactor operated by Argonne National Laboratory for The United States Department of Energy. The reactor is located near Idaho Falls, Idaho at the Argonne-West site (ANL-W). Full power operation was achieved in 1964,- the reactor operated continuously since that time until October 1994 in a variety of configurations depending on the programmatic mission. A three year program was initiated in October, 1993 to replace the 330 depleted uranium blanket subassemblies (S/As) with stainless steel reflectors. It was intended to operate the reactor during the three year blanket unloading program, followed by about a half year of driver fuel unloading. However, in the summer of 1994, Congress dictacted that EBR-II be shut down October 1, and complete defueling without operation. To assist in the planning for resources needed for this defueling campaign, a mathematical model of the fuel handling sequence was developed utilizing the appropriate reliability factors and inherent mm constraints of each stage of the process. The model allows predictions of transfer rates under different scenarios. Additionally, it has facilitated planning of maintenance activities, as well as optimization of resources regarding manpower and modification effort. The model and its application is described in this paper.

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  • BNES international conference on fuel management and handling, Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 20-22 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95012264
  • Report No.: ANL/IFR/CP--82923
  • Report No.: CONF-950311--4
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102268
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625837

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Imel, G.R.; Houshyar, A.; Planchon, H.P. & Cutforth, D.C. System modelling to support accelerated fuel transfer rate at EBR-II, article, June 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625837/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.