PRE AND POST-IRRADIATION EXAMINATION OF N.S. SAVANNAH 1 FUEL PROTOTYPE ELEMENT 6

A prototype fuel element (element 6) was made to test the characteristics of the fuel elements to be used in the first load of the N.S. Savannah reactor. Fuel element 6 was measured and photographed and inserted into the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor (VBWR) for a month of irradiation. It was then removed for a cursory visual examination and replaced in the reactor for an additional month. It was removed, its temperature checked, and underwent visual and photo examinations and in-cell dimensional measurements were made. The results indicate that the element is dimensionally stable under the type of handling and irradiation conditions it received. It did not show any significant corrosion or other faults.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number G-4-PR.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Brandt, F A
  • Publication Date: 1958-11-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(04-3)-189
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM