Research Reactor Details - BOR-60


Country Russian Federation
Facility Name BOR-60
Facility Number RU-0027
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2009/06/23


General Data
Owner  MINISTRY ON ATOMIC ENERGY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Operator  RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ATOMIC REACTORS
Licensing  GOSATOMNADZOR OF RUSSIA
Construction Date  1965/07/01
Criticality Date  1969/12/01
Safeguards  MIA OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Initial Cost
Total Staff 200
No of Operators 21


Technical Data
Reactor Type FAST BREEDER
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 60,000.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 2.0E14
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 3.5E15
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator NONE
Coolant LIQUID NA
Natural Convection Cooling
Forced Cooling YES
Coolant Velocity in Core 8 M/S
Reflector SS
Reflector Number of Sides 3
Control Rods Material B4C
Control Rods number 7


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 1
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 2.0E13
Horizontal Use
Vertical Channels 9
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 5.0E13
Vertical Use REACTOR MATERIAL TESTS , ISOTOPE PRODUCTION
Core Irradiation Facilities 20
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 3.7E15
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 5
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material RUSSIA
Enrichment Supplier RUSSIA
Equilibrium Core Size
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates 37
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm 6.0
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material SS
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.3
Fuel Material UO2, UPUO2
Fuel Thickness, mm 5.4
Uranium Density, g/cm3 9.0
Burnup on Discharge, max % 20
Burnup Average, % 17
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year 2002
Fuel Fabricator RUSSIA


Utilization
Hours per Day  24
Days per Week  7
Weeks per Year  30
MW Days per Year  12500
Materials/fuel test experiments  Number of runs: N/A
Isotope Production  Ni63, Sr89, Gd153
  • Total Activity (GBq)
  •  N/A
    Neutron Scattering  NO
    Neutron Radiography  NO
    Neutron capture therapy  NO
    Activation Analysis  NO
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  NO
    Training  NO
    Other Uses  Production of electical/thermal power; material studies for ITER/fusion and GenIV


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  FAST BREEDER  60000.00  1969/12/01  1965/07/01  40  6