NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION OF LWR FUEL RODS AT THE PETTEN RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENTS
Specialized Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) equipment, providing key information on the state and physical condition of irradiated Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel rods, has been developed at the High Flux Reactor (HFR) Petten and the Petten Hot-Cells Laboratory (LSO). Some 250 power transient tests have been performed on pre-irradiated Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel rod segments from commercial power reactors. These NDE facilities have proved to be a powerful and unique tool for NDE. The condition and integrity of LWR fuel rods can therefore be assessed at various stages of irradiation.
Bibliographic Reference: 4TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING, LONDON, SEPT. 13-18, 1987, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33611 E
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Record Number: 1989126069900 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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