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The High Flux Reactor (HFR) is a high power multi-purpose materials testing research reactor of the tank-in-pool type, cooled and moderated by light water. It is operated at 45 MW at a prescribed schedule of 11 cycles per year, each comprising 25 operation days and three shut-down days. Since 1962 when the HFR was set up, many modifications have been made, and international nuclear standards have been developed. In order to implement the new standards, the situation at the HFR was comprehensively reviewed in the course of an audit performed by the Dutch Licensing Authorities in 1988. This also resulted in setting-up an HFR - Integral Quality Assurance Handbook, to ensure safe and efficient operation and exploitation of the HFR.

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Authors: ZURITA A, JRC Petten (NL);AHLF J, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Topical Seminar on Management of Ageing of Research Reactors, Geesthacht, Hamburg (DE), May 8-12, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39116 ORA
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