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Update on Overcoating and Compacting Activities for Coated Particles With 425 µm Kernels

[+] Author Affiliations
Peter J. Pappano, John D. Hunn

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Paper No. HTR2008-58041, pp. 189-195; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/HTR2008-58041
From:
  • Fourth International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology
  • Fourth International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology, Volume 1
  • Washington, DC, USA, September 28–October 1, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4854-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3834-1
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) program is tasked with developing and qualifying fuel for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) [1, 2]. The first experiment, AGR-1, focused on TRISO coating 350 μm uranium oxide/uranium carbide (UCO) kernels and compacting them into a right circular cylinder fuel form using an overcoating and compacting process. The AGR-1 fuel compacts are currently being irradiated at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). The AGR-2 experiment will focus on overcoating and compacting TRISO coated 425 μm UCO kernels. This paper summaries the work that has been done to date on preparing to make AGR-2 compacts.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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