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fig001_3_inch_end_of_19_el_bundle 

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Title

End-Plates of the First 3 Inch Diameter Fuel Bundles 

Description

This is a photo of the end-plates of the first 3 inch diameter fuel bundles. These were the first 19 element fuel bundles built in Canada and irradiated in the E-20 loop (now U-2) in the NRU reactor. They had to have a diameter of 3 inches to fit in the thick wall pressure tube installed in the E-20 loop to commission it. As the knowledge of the material properties of Zircaloy-2 was not well known at that time, the wall thickness was increased to be conservative. The bundles were assembled by screws as the method of welding the end-plates had not been developed. (circa 1959-60).

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AECL 

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37000 Fuel 

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Source

Ron Page, email 2001.08.19 to WJG

Picture Size

1402 x 782 
Content Type: Picture
Created at 2/3/2012 3:21 PM  by Mersedeh Safa 
Last modified at 2/3/2012 4:09 PM  by Mersedeh Safa