Fuel Qualification and Testing

Nuclear fuel forms the core of nuclear energy generation, with regards to efficiency, performance and safety. NRG supports the continuous improvement of nuclear fuels by determining and measuring the behaviour of new and existing nuclear fuels under controlled conditions.

NRG has extensive experience in the development, improvement, characterisation and qualification of existing and new nuclear fuels. All aspects can be covered by NRG:

  • manufacture of fuel samples in a radiological environment such as an actinide laboratory
  • design and build of irradiation facilities on site
  • irradiation under controlled neutron flux, neutron spectrum and temperature
  • during irradiation: measurement of temperature, flux, dimensions and release of fission products
  • after irradiation: testing, examination and characterisation in a flexible, shielded hot cell environment
  • treatment and storage of the nuclear waste generated.

 

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Contact our Irradiation Solutions representatives, to explain what solutions the NRG irradiation chain can provide for your specific needs in the field of fuel irradiation and testing.