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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by IRD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|4:30–6:15PM EDT
James K. Jewell (INL)
Brenden J. Heidrich (INL)
Susan Gallier (ANS)
Idaho National Laboratory held a workshop in September 2020 to provide a snapshot look at current international, in-reactor testing and irradiation capabilities. Gaps were identified, and mitigation strategies and recommendations were discussed.
As new material innovations are being developed for in-reactor applications for reactor life extension long-term operation, and advanced reactor technologies, there is an increased need for materials qualification and assessment programs. In-reactor testing capabilities are vital to the on-going success of these DOE-NE programs and initiatives. Beyond performing simple irradiations in test reactors, few facilities exist internationally which can perform instrumented, in-situ irradiations on structural materials, and with the recent shut down of facilities hosted at Halden and NRU (example: instrumented fatigue loop, and in-situ creep), there are further gaps in the industry left unfilled. A new focus is being placed on the use of accelerator-based technologies to fill in some of these gaps, but these must be viewed as supplemental, and not surrogates to in-reactor capabilities.
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