FAILED FUEL LOCATION BY XE133 TREND IN CANDU6
13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel - 2016 Aug. 15-18


Presented at:
13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel
2016 Aug. 15-18
Location:
Kingston, ON Canada
Session Title:
Session 13: Safety and Operational Margin Improvement - AOO

Authors:
W. Hu (CNNO)
  

Abstract

This article interprets how to locate failed fuel by Xe133 trend analysis. Xe133 trend is related to bundle burnup, bundle power history, bundle movement and other factors. Xe133 trend following fuel defect can help to find failed channel, Xe133 trend following bundle movement can help to confirm the bundle position in the channel. GFP handswitching can help to locate the half loop in which the failed fuel situated.

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