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NEA-1560 IFPE/BR3-HBFRHCP.

IFPE/BR3-HBFRHCP, BR-3 High Burnup Fuel Rod Hot Cell Program

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1. NAME OF EXPERIMENT:  IFPE/BR3-HBFRHCP.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
IFPE/BR3-HBFRHCP NEA-1560/01 Arrived 26-SEP-2003

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1560/01 Many Computers
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3. DESCRIPTION

The United State Department of Energy sponsored the irradiation of five well-characterised PWR-type test rods to high burn-up in the BR-3 reactor located in Mol, Belgium. The principal aim of the tests was to demonstrate the feasibility of extending commercial fuel rod burn-up and thereby helping minimise radioactive waste disposal. The rods were of basic PWR radial dimensions and were fabricated by Westinghouse Corporation. The post-irradiation examinations (PIE) were carried out in the BR-2 hot cell facility at the Mol site.
  
The rods were of basic PWR radial dimensions. Goal peak burnups exceed 70 GWd/MTU.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1560/01 26-SEP-2003 Arrived at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-1560/01, included references:
- M.G. Balfour et al.:
BR-3 High Burnup Fuel Rod Hot Cell Program
Volume 1: Final Report
WCAP-10238 Vol. 1 DOE/ET 34073-1 (Nov. 92)
- M.G. Balfour et al.:
BR-3 High Burnup Fuel Rod Hot Cell Program
Volume 2: Data Summary
WCAP-10238 Vol. 2 DOE/ET 34073-1 (Nov. 92)
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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15. ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Data released by:
           Westinghouse Electric Corporation
           Nuclear Energy Systems
           P.O. Box 355
           Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15230
           USA
Compilation: Rodney J. White
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1560/01
Master QA and PIE documents in Word97 and HTML format
BR3/original/doc  Original Westinghouse documents
BR3/original/data  Frapcon histories for four rods
BR3/original/readme  Documentation of Frapcon histories
Hisgen.f90 Converts *.h1 to *.h4 files into power history information
/inputs/kgs#  Inputs for hisgen with channel mass flow rates interpreted as kg/s

/inputs/lbs#  Inputs for hisgen with channel mass flow rates interpreted as
lbs/s
/outputs/kgs#  Outputs for hisgen with channel mass flow rates interpreted as
kg/s
/outputs/lbs# Outputs for hisgen with channel mass flow rates interpreted as
lbs/s
BR3/tables Html versions of tables for access via master documents
BR3/tables/text  Standard text versions of all data tables.
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: burnup, fuel behaviour, fuel rods, post-irradiation examination, pwr reactors.