Research Reactor Details - TRIGA II PITESTI - PULSED


Country Romania
Facility Name TRIGA II PITESTI - PULSED
Facility Number RO-0004
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2009/03/28


General Data
Owner  RAAN
Operator  INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR POWER RESEARCH, PITESTI
Licensing  NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES CONTROL
Construction Date  1974/03/01
Criticality Date  1980/02/02
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 4 M US$ (FOR BOTH CORES)
Annual Cost 2 M US$ (FOR BOTH CORES)
Total Staff 80 (FOR BOTH CORES)
No of Operators 12


Technical Data
Reactor Type TRIGA DUAL CORE
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 500.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 2 E 13
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 2.5 E 13
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 20,000.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 1 E 17
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s) 1 E 17
Moderator H2O,ZRH
Coolant LIGHT WATER
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling NO
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector GRAPHITE,H2O
Reflector Number of Sides 2
Control Rods Material B4C
Control Rods number 9, (6 BANK, 1 TRANSIENT, 2 FAST TRANSIENT)


Experimental Facilities
Horizontal Channels 2
Horizontal Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 1 E 12 IN SS
Horizontal Use PGNAA, NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY
Vertical Channels 1
Vertical Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 2 E 13
Vertical Use MATERIALS AND FUEL TESTING
Core Irradiation Facilities 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 2 E 13
Reflector Irradiation Facilities
Loops Number 1
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material USA
Enrichment Supplier USA
Equilibrium Core Size 153
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element 1
Dimensions of Rods, mm 38.5 X 688.98
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material SS
Cladding Thickness, mm 0.51
Fuel Material
Fuel Thickness, mm 35.56
Uranium Density, g/cm3 0.723
Burnup on Discharge, max % 10
Burnup Average, % 5
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator GENERAL ATOMICS, USA


Utilization
Hours per Day  4
Days per Week  
Weeks per Year  
MW Days per Year  
Materials/fuel test experiments  Number of runs: 20
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  On-line beam hours: N/A
Neutron capture therapy  NO
Activation Analysis  PGAA, INNA
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  N/A
    Transmutation  NO  
    Geochronology  N/A
  • number of samples irradiated
  •  40
    Teaching  NO
    Training  Number of operators/experimenters trained: 10
    Other Uses  NO


    Operating Experience
    Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
    Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
     TEST  TRIGA DUAL CORE  500.00  1980/02/02  1974/03/01  29  3