THE HIGH FLUX REACTOR (HFR) AT PETTEN - A NEW PHASE OF LIFE
In an article published in this journal early in 1984 the vessel replacement of the High Flux Reactor (HFR) was announced. The operation was qualified as a "nuclear heart transplantation" because of its complexity and because of its vital importance for the reactor's future. Now as the vessel replacement is completed the "new life" has become reality. After nearly 450 days of shutdown the HFR is back to routine operation, with a new vessel and new peripheral equipment. In spite of delays during manufacture of the vessel and of other technical and experimental components the total replacement operation could be completed within 14 months. A detailed report on all stages of the vessel replacement was published. This article will elucidate a number of specific aspects of the operation.
Bibliographic Reference: ENERGIESPECTRUM, 1985, PP. 268-276
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