Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1

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Compatibility issues for the Prometheus-1 fuel system have been reviewed based upon the selection of UO{sub 2} as the reference fuel material. In particular, the potential for limiting effects due to fuel- or fission product-component (cladding, liner, spring, etc) chemical interactions and clad-liner interactions have been evaluated. For UO{sub 2}-based fuels, fuel-component interactions are not expected to significantly limit performance. However, based upon the selection of component materials, there is a potential for degradation due to fission products. In particular, a chemical liner may be necessary for niobium, tantalum, zirconium, or silicon carbide-based systems. Multiple choices exist for the configuration ... continued below

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Noe, DC; Gibbard, KB & Krohn, MH January 20, 2006.

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  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), West Mifflin, PA
    Place of Publication: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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Compatibility issues for the Prometheus-1 fuel system have been reviewed based upon the selection of UO{sub 2} as the reference fuel material. In particular, the potential for limiting effects due to fuel- or fission product-component (cladding, liner, spring, etc) chemical interactions and clad-liner interactions have been evaluated. For UO{sub 2}-based fuels, fuel-component interactions are not expected to significantly limit performance. However, based upon the selection of component materials, there is a potential for degradation due to fission products. In particular, a chemical liner may be necessary for niobium, tantalum, zirconium, or silicon carbide-based systems. Multiple choices exist for the configuration of a chemical liner within the cladding; there is no clear solution that eliminates all concerns over the mechanical performance of a clad/liner system. A series of tests to evaluate the performance of candidate materials in contact with real and simulated fission products is outlined.

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  • Report No.: B-MT(SRME)-55
  • Grant Number: DE-AC12-00SN39357
  • DOI: 10.2172/884677 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 884677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874033

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Noe, DC; Gibbard, KB & Krohn, MH. Fuel System Compatibility Issues for Prometheus-1, report, January 20, 2006; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874033/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.