NS SAVANNAH FUEL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REFUELING TESTS, PART 1

The purpose of this test was to refine the G.E. fuel bundle with respect to refueling procedures to assure its compatibility with the Babcock & Wilcox Savannah Nuclear Reactor refueling system. Trial insertions of the dummy fuel bundle into a simulated core can, while subjecting the bundle to twist, bow, and eccentricity of the core components, produced hang-up of the operation. Each hangup illustrated a specific defect in the test fuel assembly, and led to a modification of same. At the completion of this test, no hang-ups occurred while subjecting the bundle to excessive bow, twist, and core misalignment. In all cases, the fuel bundle slid in and out of the core with ease.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1959-9-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM