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For the projected EFR (European Fast Reactor), it is of vital interest to investigate the reliability and safe operation of fuel pins with extended life-times of up to 6 years. To study such events, it was decided that with the expertise available at Petten, and with the availability of equipment and experience gained from the previous irradiations, fuel pins would be selected from the Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) at Dounreay, which have seen up to 190,000 MWd/tM burn-up, and from the PHENIX reactor in France, having seen slightly less burn-up, for transfer to Petten for further irradiation under special transient conditions. This report gives an introduction to the current trends in FBR fuel testing and brief descriptions of the HFR at Petten, a typical FBR irradiation device, the available ancillary equipment for post-irradiation work and in particular the availability of installations for the cleansing, encapsulation and irradiation of high burn-up FBR fuel pins.

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Authors: DEBARBERIS L, JRC Petten (NL);BEERS M, JRC Petten (NL);MOSS R L, JRC Petten (NL);RAQUIN R, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Irradiation Technology, Saclay (FR), May 20-22, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36849 ORA
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