Research Reactor Details - SLOWPOKE, ALBERTA


Country Canada
Facility Name SLOWPOKE, ALBERTA
Facility Number CA-0011
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2009/05/05


General Data
Owner  UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Operator  FACULTY OF PHARMACY
Licensing  Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Construction Date  1976/01/01
Criticality Date  1977/04/22
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 210 K C$
Annual Cost 100 K C$
Total Staff 1
No of Operators 3


Technical Data
Reactor Type SLOWPOKE-2
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 20.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1.0E12
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 2.2E11
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator LIGHT WATER
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector BE
Reflector Number of Sides ANNULAR+TOP+BOTTOM
Control Rods Material CD
Control Rods number 1


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use
Vertical Channels
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Vertical Use
Core Irradiation Facilities
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 5
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 297
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 1
Dimensions of Rods, mm 220 X 4.73
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.51
Fuel Material U-AL ALLOY
Fuel Thickness, mm 4.22 DIA
Uranium Density, g/cm3 28 W/O
Burnup on Discharge, max % 2
Burnup Average, % 1.5
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator ELDORADO NUCLEAR, GE CANADA


Utilization
Hours per Day  4
Days per Week  3
Weeks per Year  50
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  82Br, 24Na, 56MN, 198Au, 42K
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  60
    Neutron Scattering  NO
    Neutron Radiography  NO
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  INAA, ENAA, DNC
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  2000
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 200
    Training  NO
    Other Uses  NO


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  SLOWPOKE-2  20.00  1977/04/22  1976/01/01  32  1