Research Reactor Details - RSV TAPIRO


Country Italy (Italian Republic)
Facility Name RSV TAPIRO
Facility Number IT-0008
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2010/01/27


General Data
Owner  ENEA
Operator  ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECH. L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Licensing  MINISTERO INDUSTRIA
Construction Date  1964/01/01
Criticality Date  1971/04/04
Safeguards  IAEA, EURATOM
Initial Cost 520kEuro
Annual Cost 52kEuro
Total Staff 5
No of Operators 2


Technical Data
Reactor Type FAST SOURCE
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 5.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 4.0E12
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator NONE
Coolant HELIUM
Natural Convection Cooling
Forced Cooling 100 GR/S
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector CU
Reflector Number of Sides 5
Control Rods Material CU
Control Rods number 5


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 4
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E11
Horizontal Use Detector and electronic component irradiations.
Vertical Channels 2
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1.0E10
Vertical Use Biological Experiments
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E12
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier BELGIUM (MMN)
Equilibrium Core Size 1
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material SS
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.5
Fuel Material U-MO
Fuel Thickness, mm 65 +35, Dia 120
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator METALLURGIE ET MECANIQUE, BELGIUM


Utilization
Hours per Day  4
Days per Week  1
Weeks per Year  15
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  Number of runs: 20
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  NO
Neutron capture therapy  Patients irradiated: N/A
Activation Analysis  N/A
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 1
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: 2
    Other Uses  About 30% of use is for electronic component damage tests. NCT phantom & animal studies.


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  FAST SOURCE  5.00  1971/04/04  1964/01/01  39  10