AN EVALUATION OF NONSINTERED UO2 FUEL FOR AN NS SAVANNAH CORE

The use of nonsintered UO sub 2 fuel is one means of reducing the cost of a replacement core for the N.S. Savannah reactor. This evaluation of nonsintered UO sub 2 was made with respect to both fuel-cycle economics and in-pile performance. The estimated reduction in fuel-cycle cost resulting from the use of nonsintered UO sub 2 is between 5 and 9%. Based on the presently available information, it was concluded that nonsintered UO sub 2 fuel could be applied to the N.S. Savannah with confidence in all aspects of inreactor performance with one important exception. The susceptibility of this fuel to waterlogging failures and the consequences of such failures are uncertain. Thus, it was concluded that more experience will be necessary before nonsintered UO sub 2 could be used in the N.S. Savannah reactor with confidence. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, T D
    • Haynes, V O
    • Thurber, W C
  • Publication Date: 1964-5

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  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM