HEU-LEU Core Conversion at Budapest Research Reactor

Gabor Toth, István Benkovics

Abstract


The core of the Budapest research reactor WWRS-M10 has been converted to low-enriched nuclear fuel. The conversion program has recently been completed successfully. The content and sequence of the implementation of this program are presented. The considerations for the optimal fuel selection are discussed. The licensing process is described. The results of necessary physical calculations and performed measurements are presented. The gained experience is summarized.


Keywords


WWR reactor, low-enriched Uranium fuel, core conversion, mixed core

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