Radiographic inspection and densitometric evaluation of CP-5 reactor fuel
- This report covers the radiographic and densitometric techniques used as part of a quality verification program for CP-5 reactor fuel by the Nondestructive Assay Section of the Special Materials Division. Other nondestructive tests used were ultrasonic and gamma-ray spectrometry. The main objectives were to perform a one-hundred percent radiographic inspection of the fuel tubes and to derive a quantitative relationship between fuel thickness and film density with the use of fabricated fuel step wedges. By the use of tangential x-ray techniques, measurements were made of fuel peaks or ''hot spots'' that protruded above the main fuel line. Other general problems in radiographic inspection and solutions for the upgrading of the total radiographic inspection program are also discussed.
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- Other Subject(s):
- 050700 - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties
- 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS
- 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS
- 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements
- ACOUSTIC TESTING
- FUEL ELEMENTS
- GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY
- MATERIALS TESTING
- NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
- QUALITY CONTROL
- REACTOR COMPONENTS
- ULTRASONIC TESTING
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission depository collection.
- DOE contract number: W-31-109-ENG-38
OSTI Identifier 5010667
Research organization: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States).
Research organization: Argonne National Lab., Ill. (USA).
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