Authors & Affiliations

Wallenius J., Suvdantsetseg E., Bortot S., Pukari М., Jolkkonen M., Claisse A., Olsson P., Ejenstam J., Szakalos P.
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract

ELECTRA-FCC (European Lead Cooled Training Reactor – Fuel Cycle Centre) consists of a 0.5 MW fast reactor with (Pu, Zr)N fuel, cooled by natural convection of liquid lead, a facility for separation of spent LWR fuel and a fuel fabrication facility. The center is intended to function as a training facility in support of MYRRHA and ALFRED reactors. It will permit to carry out highly innovative research on fast reactor dynamics and fuel cycle processes. In the paper, the technological choices are discussed and activities on qualifying materials and fuels for ELECTRA are reviewed.

Keywords
fast reactor, nitride fuel, lead coolant, natural convection, training facility, reactor dynamics studies, spent fuel separation, fuel fabrication

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References

UDC 621.039.55

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants, 2015, issue 4, 4:10