Research Reactor Details - RP-0


Country Peru, Republic of
Facility Name RP-0
Facility Number PE-0001
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2009/02/27


General Data
Owner  INSTITUTO PERUANO DE ENERGIA NUCLEAR
Operator  INSTITUTO PERUANO DE ENERGIA NUCLEAR
Licensing  NATIONAL AUTHORITY
Construction Date  1977/04/11
Criticality Date  1978/07/20
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 1 M US$
Annual Cost 7.5 K US$
Total Staff 4
No of Operators 2


Technical Data
Reactor Type CRIT ASSEMBLY
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 0.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1.0E7
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)
Moderator LIGHT WATER
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector GRAPHITE
Reflector Number of Sides 4
Control Rods Material AG,IN,CD
Control Rods number 4


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use
Vertical Channels 1
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1.0E7
Vertical Use NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1.0e7
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 12 INCLUDING 4 CONTROL FUEL ELEMENTS (CFE)
Plates per Element 8, 4
Dimensions of Plates 665 X 70.75 X 1.76
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 1.76
Fuel Material U3O8
Fuel Thickness, mm 1.0
Uranium Density, g/cm3 2.3
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator CNEA, ARGENTINA


Utilization
Hours per Day  3
Days per Week  2
Weeks per Year  52
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
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 40
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: 4
    Other Uses  Validation of reactor physics calculations


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     TRAINING  CRIT ASSEMBLY  0.00  1978/07/20  1977/04/11  31  10