Results from the run-beyond-cladding-breach irradiation of a predefected fuel pin (RBCB-6) [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.
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- Pages: 61 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- A slit was machined through the cladding of an irradiated fuel pin and irradiation in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) was resumed. The condition of the fuel pin was continuously followed with delayed neutron (DN) monitors. When the DN signal increased to a previously established administrative limit, the test was terminated. Postirradiation examination showed the sodium-fuel reaction caused fuel swelling and extension of the machined slit. There was no evidence of fuel loss nor was there any indication of impending pin-to-pin failure propagation. This test supports an increase in DN signal for subsequent run-beyond-cladding-breach (RBCB) tests.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 08/01/1979., "hedl-tme-79-23", Langstaff, D.C.; Almassy, M.Y.; Washburn, D.F., and Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
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