Research Reactor Details - ETRR-2


Country Egypt, Arab Republic of
Facility Name ETRR-2
Facility Number EG-0002
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2008/12/04


General Data
Owner  ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY OF EGYPT
Operator  ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY OF EGYPT
Licensing  NATIONAL CENTER FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY AND RADIATION CONTROL
Construction Date  1992/12/01
Criticality Date  1997/11/27
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 75 M US$
Annual Cost 6 M US$
Total Staff 33
No of Operators 12


Technical Data
Reactor Type POOL
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 22,000.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 2.8E14
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 2.2E14
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s) N/A
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s) N/A
Moderator LIGHT WATER
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling
Forced Cooling 2000 M3/H, UPWARD
Coolant Velocity in Core 4.7 M/S
Reflector BE
Reflector Number of Sides 4
Control Rods Material AG,IN,CD
Control Rods number 6


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 5
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E9
Horizontal Use NEUTRON RESEARCH & RADIOGRAPHY
Vertical Channels NONE
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Vertical Use
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1.25E14, THERMAL
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 26
Loops Number 2
Loops Max Flux 8E13
Loops use PWR FUEL TEST


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material RUSSIA
Enrichment Supplier INVAP, ARG
Equilibrium Core Size 40 DIA. X 48 X 80
Plates per Element 19
Dimensions of Plates 64 X 800 X 1.5
Rods per Element N/A
Dimensions of Rods, mm N/A
Tubes per Element N/A
Dimensions of Tubes, mm N/A
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.4
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm 0.7
Uranium Density, g/cm3 3.017
Burnup on Discharge, max % 63.7
Burnup Average, % 61.7
Last Shipment Year 1997
Last Receipt Year 1997
Fuel Fabricator ARGENTINA


Utilization
Hours per Day  24
Days per Week  1
Weeks per Year  48
MW Days per Year  920
Materials/fuel test experiments  Number of runs: N/A
Isotope Production  N/A
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  N/A
    Neutron Scattering  NO
    Neutron Radiography  On-line beam hours: N/A
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  N/A
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  Mass of Silicon (kg) : N/A
     Mass of gemstones (kg): N/A
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: N/A
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: N/A
    Other Uses  medical and nuclear solid state research, condensed matter research, nuclear engineering experiments


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  POOL  22000.00  1997/11/27  1992/12/01  12  3