Gas Test Loop Functional and Technical Requirements

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This document defines the technical and functional requirements for a gas test loop (GTL) to be constructed for the purpose of providing a high intensity fast-flux irradiation environment for developers of advanced concept nuclear reactors. This capability is needed to meet fuels and materials testing requirements of the designers of Generation IV (GEN IV) reactors and other programs within the purview of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI). Space nuclear power development programs may also benefit by the services the GTL will offer. The overall GTL technical objective is to provide developers with the means for investigating and qualifying fuels ... continued below

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Longhurst, Glen R.; Khericha, Soli T. & Jones, James L. September 1, 2004.

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This document defines the technical and functional requirements for a gas test loop (GTL) to be constructed for the purpose of providing a high intensity fast-flux irradiation environment for developers of advanced concept nuclear reactors. This capability is needed to meet fuels and materials testing requirements of the designers of Generation IV (GEN IV) reactors and other programs within the purview of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI). Space nuclear power development programs may also benefit by the services the GTL will offer. The overall GTL technical objective is to provide developers with the means for investigating and qualifying fuels and materials needed for advanced reactor concepts. The testing environment includes a fast-flux neutron spectrum of sufficient intensity to perform accelerated irradiation testing. Appropriate irradiation temperature, gaseous environment, test volume, diagnostics, and access and handling features are also needed. This document serves to identify those requirements as well as generic requirements applicable to any system of this kind.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-04-02273
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/910953 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910953
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890116

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Longhurst, Glen R.; Khericha, Soli T. & Jones, James L. Gas Test Loop Functional and Technical Requirements, report, September 1, 2004; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890116/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.