Research Reactor Details - HFETR CRITICAL


Country China, People's Republic of
Facility Name HFETR CRITICAL
Facility Number CN-0008
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2002/11/01


General Data
Owner  NUCLEAR POWER INSTITUTE OF CHINA
Operator  NUCLEAR POWER INSTITUTE OF CHINA
Licensing  NATIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Construction Date  1976/07/10
Criticality Date  1979/06/20
Safeguards  
Initial Cost 8 M YUAN
Annual Cost 0.2 M YUAN
Total Staff 20
No of Operators 12


Technical Data
Reactor Type CRIT ASSEMBLY
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 0.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1.0E08
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1.0Eo8
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 6
Control Rods Material CD,IN,AG
Control Rods number 10


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
Loops Number 1
Loops Max Flux 1.0E07
Loops use REACTOR PHYSICS MEASUREMENTS


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material CHINA
Enrichment Supplier CHINA
Equilibrium Core Size 23
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element 6
Dimensions of Tubes, mm 21,28,56 X 1.5 X 1000
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.5
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm 0.5
Uranium Density, g/cm3 0.86
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MINISTRY, CHINA


Utilization
Hours per Day  8
Days per Week  5
Weeks per Year  20
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  NO
Neutron capture therapy  NO
Activation Analysis  NO
Transmutation  NO  
Geochronology  NO
Teaching  NO
Training  NO
Other Uses  NO


Operating Experience
Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
 CRITICAL ASSEMBLY  CRIT ASSEMBLY  0.00  1979/06/20  1976/07/10  30  8