A COMPARISON OF THE NMSR PROTOTYPE (SPARE) CONTROL ROD AND THE NMSR SERVICE CONTROL ROD
The NMSR prototype control rod is tested to determine the feasibility of using it as an NMSR spare rod. Tests show satisfactory physical alignment and fit of the prototype in the NMSR core and small differences between the prototype and service blades. Chemically, the poison plate of the prototype blade contains 1.2 weight percent boron compared to 1.7 weight percent boron for the service blades. Reactivity measurements on poison sections and on follower sections of the prototype and service blades show no difference in the reactivity of either within 1% of the hold-down power of the blade. The prototype is therefore suitable for use as an NMSR spare blade, contingent upon the insertion of filler blocks in the hollow portion of the follower blade.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-TM-508.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyAtomic Energy Division
Lynchburg, VA USA 24504
- Mortenson, J H
- Publication Date: 1960-6
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Nuclear reactor components; Nuclear reactors
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor control rods; Nuclear reactor design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026312
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-TM-508
- Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM