Research Reactor Details - MA-R1


Country Morocco, Kingdom of
Facility Name MA-R1
Facility Number MA-0001
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2009/01/12


General Data
Owner  CNESTEN
Operator  CNESTEN
Licensing  MINISTRY OF ENERGY & MINES, WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Construction Date  2004/01/01
Criticality Date  2007/05/02
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 4.2 M US$
Total Staff 20
No of Operators 3


Technical Data
Reactor Type TRIGA MARK II
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 2,000.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 4.4E13
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1.8E13
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator H2O,ZRH
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling NO
Coolant Velocity in Core 18.2 cm/s
Reflector GRAPHITE
Reflector Number of Sides 6
Control Rods Material B4C
Control Rods number 5


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 4
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1.2E13
Horizontal Use RESEARCH
Vertical Channels 1
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.4E13
Vertical Use IRRADIATION
Core Irradiation Facilities 4
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.3E13
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 1
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 101
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 1
Dimensions of Rods, mm 381mm active part, 36.3mm external diameter
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material SS
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.51
Fuel Material UZRH
Fuel Thickness, mm 36.3
Uranium Density, g/cm3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year 2006
Fuel Fabricator CERCA, FRANCE


Utilization
Hours per Day  0
Days per Week  0
Weeks per Year  0
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  very short-lived
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  N/A
    Neutron Scattering  in project
  • On-line beam hours
  •  N/A
    Neutron Radiography  On-line beam hours: N/A
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  in project
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  under study
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Teaching  Number of students: N/A
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: N/A
    Other Uses  operation not yet in plan while waiting for the final licensing


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  TRIGA MARK II  2000.00  2007/05/02  2004/01/01  2  0