Research Reactor Details - IAN-R1

Country Colombia, Republic of
Facility Name IAN-R1
Facility Number CO-0001
Last Updated 2010/02/07

General Data
Owner  Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería-INGEOMINAS
Operator  Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería-INGEOMINAS
Licensing  Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería-INGEOMINAS
Construction Date  1964/09/01
Criticality Date  1965/01/20
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost
Annual Cost 0.25 M US$
Total Staff 5
No of Operators 2

Technical Data
Reactor Type POOL
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 30.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 7.8e11
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling no
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector GRAPHITE
Reflector Number of Sides 4
Control Rods Material B4C
Control Rods number 3

Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 2
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use not used
Vertical Channels
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Vertical Use
Core Irradiation Facilities 3
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 7.8e11
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 6
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use

Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 16
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 4
Dimensions of Rods, mm 765L x 54.9D
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material SS
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.508
Fuel Material UZRH
Fuel Thickness, mm 0.5
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year

Hours per Day  8
Days per Week  4
Weeks per Year  50
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  N/A
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  1000
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 368
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: 2
    Other Uses  NO

    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  POOL  30.00  1965/01/20  1964/09/01  45  1