Fuel Qualification

Nuclear fuel is the key component of any nuclear reactor. It is essential to understand fuel behavior in normal and off-normal conditions.

Important parameters of fuel behavior during irradiation such as
• fission gas release,
• swelling and
• Fuel Creep

can be measured online. A good understanding is essential for a safe and optimal operation of nuclear reactors.

New nuclear fuels for advanced systems such as Molten Salt Reactor fuel require a thorough understanding under any condition.

NRG showed its high quality competences by performing the Chinese  HTR-PM Fuel qualification and Russian manufactured LEU fuel.

References

Fuel qualification Chinese HTR program
World’s 1st qualification of Russian-manufactured LEU fuel in a research reactor of Western design