Research Reactor Details - PARR-2


Country Pakistan, Islamic Republic of
Facility Name PARR-2
Facility Number PK-0002
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2008/12/03


General Data
Owner  PAKISTAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
Operator  PAKISTAN INST. OF NUCLEAR SCI. & TECHNOLOGY
Licensing  PAKISTAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
Construction Date  1988/01/01
Criticality Date  1989/11/02
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 2 M US$
Annual Cost 70 K US$
Total Staff 10
No of Operators 7


Technical Data
Reactor Type MNSR
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 30.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1.0E12
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 3.2E11
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 10 MM/S
Reflector BE,H2O
Reflector Number of Sides ANNULAR+TOP+BOTTOM
Control Rods Material CD
Control Rods number 1


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Horizontal Use
Vertical Channels
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Vertical Use
Core Irradiation Facilities
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s)
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 10
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material CHINA
Enrichment Supplier CHINA
Equilibrium Core Size 344
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 1
Dimensions of Rods, mm dia 5.5; 250 length
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material AL ALLOY
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.6
Fuel Material U-AL ALLOY
Fuel Thickness, mm 4.3 DIA
Uranium Density, g/cm3 0.86
Burnup on Discharge, max % 1.5
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year 1989
Fuel Fabricator CHINA


Utilization
Hours per Day  5
Days per Week  1
Weeks per Year  50
MW Days per Year  3
Materials/fuel test experiments  NO
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  NO
Neutron capture therapy  NO
Activation Analysis  INAA, RNAA, CNAA
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  982
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  NO
    Teaching  Number of students: 50
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: 2
    Other Uses  Tours for visitors.


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     RESEARCH  MNSR  30.00  1989/11/02  1988/01/01  20  3