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Since 1973 power ramp and load-follow test programmes utilising pre-irradiated fül rods from power reactors have been conducted by Kernforschungsanlage (KFA), Jülich and Joint Research Centre (JRC), Petten jointly with Siemens and other international participants at the High Flux Reactor Petten. The Light Water Reactor (LWR) fül rod tests have been performed in the Pool Side Facility (PSF) of the HFR under representative LWR conditions using reloadable irradiation devices. More than 250 separate tests have been performed with UO(2) and UO(2)/PuO(2) MOX fül rods of BWR and PWR design. The ramp test programmes performed include start-up ramps, in-situ ramps, modified in-situ ramps and multiple ramps.

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Authors: FISCHER B, JRC Petten (NL);MARKGRAF J, JRC Petten (NL);MCALLISTER S, JRC Petten (NL);PERRY D, JRC Petten (NL);REICHARDT K, Institut für Plasmaphysik, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Jülich (DE);RUYTER I, Institut für Plasmaphysik, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Jülich (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 90, Nürnberg (DE), May 15-17, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35191 ORA
Record Number: 199010925 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en