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1000-MWe LMFBR Follow-On Study, Task I Report: Volume 1

Description: From introduction: "The objective of this study is to provide information that will assist the Atomic Energy Commission in furthering the National Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) Program. We plan to accomplish this end, in part, by extending the original studies to include system and component design and parametric evaluations of the nuclear steam supply system and its related systems and subsystems based on an estimation of the state of technology in 1980."
Date: June 1967
Creator: Goulding, B. J.

Consolidated Edision Thorium Reactor Physics Design

Description: The nuclear characteristics of the CETR are described. Core operating lifetime, control-rod worth, and power density distribution are discussed in relation to maximizing the core operating life. Other objectives of nuclear design are to minimize the power-density variation and to assure control of the reactor.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Barringer, H. S.; Flickinger, R. B. & Spetz, S. W.

Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Control System Design

Description: The Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Control System has been designed to provide the operators with a reliable, safe and accurate means of controlling the plant. Manual and automatic positioning of control rods can be accomplished. The automatic plant controller has been designed to meet the design criteria under the representative CETR demanded load changes. Adaptability has been built into the plant controller by providing variable controller adjustments for variations in reactor characteristics. Extensive analog studies have been made of the various plant parameters and their effect on control was carefully evaluated. These analog studies have shown that the control system will perform in a satisfactory manner under the most adverse plant conditions.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Carson, W. E.; Chubb, W. B.; Pickett, R. T. & Deddens, J. C.

Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Hot Exponential Experiment

Description: A series of exponential experiments were performed using Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor oxide type fuel pins in a light water lattice. These experiments were performed in a new facility where measurements were made at temperatures up to 468 F. In addition, boric acid was added to the system in various concentrations. The main objective of these experiments was to obtain the change in material buckling for the system as operating conditions were changed from ambient temperature to high temperature.
Date: June 1960
Creator: Clark, R. H.; Barrett, L. G. & Funderburg, J. M.

Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor: Reactor Vessel Internal Components Design

Description: The design functions and fabrication details for internal components of the CETR are presented and pertinent analytical stress studies are summarized. Functions of the internal components include proper orientation and support for the fuel elements, proper distribution of primary coolant within the reactor vessel, and the establishment of guide channels for the control rods.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Ficor, J.; Collings, D. M.; Sandrock, R. J. & Kalen, D. D.

Corrosion Product Activity Distribution Across the Chemical Process System in the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Plant

Description: A study has been performed to determine the corrosion product and water impurity activities in the CETR Chemical Process System. A simplified mathematical model is used to represent the physical situation; however, the magnitude of the activities, taken at the end of the core life to represent the most conservative case, is considered sufficiently accurate for engineering calculations.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Babcock & Wilcox Company

Design of the Movable and Fixed Control Components for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor

Description: Prototype testing and thorough design analyses have proven the control components for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor are adequate to withstand loads imposed during operation and handling. Assumptions made in the design analyses and cycles run during prototype testing subjected the components to more rigid conditions that are anticipated during actual operation. Results indicate the control components meet their design requirements.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Gestson, D. K.; Collings, D. M. & Maynard, W.

Development and Testing of Low Cost Fuel Elements for Power Reactor Service

Description: The development of swaging and vibratory compaction process for fabrication of clad UO2 fuel rods is described. The cost is less than 50% of that for an equivalent core fabricated from pellets. The irradiation testing of vibratory filled and swaged UO2 rods is reported for burn-ups from 2,000 to 12,000 Mwd/t UO2; the results indicate that the rods are capable of excellent performance power reactors.
Date: June 2, 1961
Creator: Babcock & Wilcox Company

Fuel Element Structural Design and Manufacture for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Plant

Description: The design of the fuel-element structure for the CETR is described. Component parts of the assembly comprise the fuel-bundle assembly, the fuel-can assembly, the upper transition, the fuel-element spring, and the upper nozzle and seal assembly.
Date: September 1960
Creator: Collings, D. M.; Gestson, D. K.; Andrea, C.; Ferris, H. D.; Boyer, R. L. (Ralph L.), 1910- & Larson, G. C.