Research Reactor Details - PROTEUS


Country Switzerland (Swiss Confederation)
Facility Name PROTEUS
Facility Number CH-0005
Status OPERATIONAL
Last Updated 2010/03/17


General Data
Owner  PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT (PSI)
Operator  PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT (PSI)
Licensing  BUNDESAMT FUER ENERGIE
Construction Date  1965/06/01
Criticality Date  1968/01/01
Safeguards  IAEA
Initial Cost 5 M SFR
Annual Cost 0.52 M SFR
Total Staff 5
No of Operators 3


Technical Data
Reactor Type CRIT ASSEMBLY
Thermal Power, Steady (kW) 1.00
Max Flux SS, Thermal (n/cm2-s) 4.0E09
Max Flux SS, Fast (n/cm2-s) 4.0E09
Thermal Power, Pulsed (MW) 0.00
Max Flux Pulsed, Thermal (n/cm2-s)
Max Flux Pulsed, Fast (n/cm2-s)
Moderator GRAPHITE, H2O, D20
Coolant AIR
Natural Convection Cooling YES
Forced Cooling
Coolant Velocity in Core
Reflector GRAPHITE
Reflector Number of Sides CYLINDRICAL
Control Rods Material B4C,CD
Control Rods number 20


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 1
Core Max Flux (n/cm2-s) 4.0E09
Reflector Irradiation Facilities 1
Loops Number
Loops Max Flux
Loops use


Fuel data
Origin of Fissile Material  
Enrichment Supplier  
Equilibrium Core Size
Plates per Element
Dimensions of Plates
Rods per Element
Dimensions of Rods, mm
Tubes per Element
Dimensions of Tubes, mm
Cladding Material  
Cladding Thickness, mm
Fuel Material  
Fuel Thickness, mm  
Uranium Density, g/cm3  
Burnup on Discharge, max %
Burnup Average, %
Last Shipment Year
Last Receipt Year
Fuel Fabricator AEA TECHNOLOGY, UK


Utilization
Hours per Day  2
Days per Week  3
Weeks per Year  51
MW Days per Year  0
Materials/fuel test experiments  Number of runs: 150
Isotope Production  NO
Neutron Scattering  NO
Neutron Radiography  NO
Neutron capture therapy  NO
Activation Analysis  NO
Transmutation  NO  
Geochronology  NO
Teaching  NO
Training  NO
Other Uses  NO


Operating Experience
Reactor Thermal Power Date of Operational for
Category Type kW Criticality Construction Years Months
 RESEARCH  CRIT ASSEMBLY  1.00  1968/01/01  1965/06/01  42  5