Research Reactor Details - ETRR-1


Country Egypt, Arab Republic of
Facility Name ETRR-1
Facility Number EG-0001
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2008/11/09


General Data
Owner  ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY OF EGYPT
Operator  ETRR-1 REACTOR
Licensing  NATIONAL CENTER FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY AND RADIATION CONTROL
Construction Date  1958/03/01
Criticality Date  1961/02/08
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost
Total Staff 18
No of Operators 7


Technical Data
Reactor Type TANK WWR
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 2,000.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1.5E13
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 3.6E13
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
Forced Cooling 960 M3/H
Coolant Velocity in Core 1.8 M/S
Reflector H2O
Reflector Number of Sides
Control Rods Material BC,SS
Control Rods number 9


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 9
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 5.0E8
Horizontal Use NEUTRON PHYSICS, SOLID STATE, & SHIELDING
Vertical Channels 8
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 0.8E13
Vertical Use PRODUCTION OF RADIOISOTOPES
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 0.8E13
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux 1.0E13
Loops use WILL BE UPGRADED


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material RUSSIA
Enrichment Supplier RUSSIA
Equilibrium Core Size 44
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 16
Dimensions of Rods, mm 10 DIA, 500L
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 1.5
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm 7
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max % 25
Burnup Average, % 20
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator RUSSIA


Utilization
Hours per Day  3
Days per Week  3
Weeks per Year  20
MW Days per Year  96
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  N/A
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  N/A
    Neutron Scattering  NO
    Neutron Radiography  NO
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  NO
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: N/A
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: N/A
    Other Uses  Solid state, nuclear, and reactor physics, chemical research, isotope production, and biological irradiation


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  TANK WWR  2000.00  1961/02/08  1958/03/01  48  3