fuel assembly


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fuel assembly

[′fyül ə′sem·blē]
(nucleonics)
A combination of fuel and structural materials, used in some nuclear reactors to facilitate assembly of the core.
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To accommodate the high pressure drop, the fuel assembly needed to include either a higher capacity reactor coolant pump or less flow through the steam generator and turbine.
The company removed an unused fuel assembly, regarded as safer than spent fuel as it does not generate heat from nuclear fission, and will remove another unused assembly on Thursday, in preparation for the removal of all of the fuel assemblies in late 2013 and the eventual decommissioning of the plant's Nos.
The GNF2 high performance fuel assembly is designed to deliver increased energy output while decreasing overall fuel cycle costs.
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As per the release, GNF s high performance fuel assembly is designed to deliver increased energy output while decreasing overall fuel cycle costs, which explained that the design saves utilities money by reducing the total amount of uranium and the average enrichment in fuel reloads.
Typically, a fuel assembly for TVA's Watts Bar or Sequoyah nuclear plants costs about $1.
Framatome ANP supplies fuel assemblies and fuel assembly components to more than 120 nuclear power plants - 102 pressurized and 18 boiling water reactors - of various designs in the U.
AREVA has just delivered to the Gravelines nuclear power plant in the north of France the 4,000th MOX fuel assembly manufacture for its customer EDF.
CBC and its Hi Tech subsidiary are leading manufacturers of fuel cycle packaging, including products for UF6, uranium dioxide, fuel assembly packages, as well as spent fuel dry storage canisters and related equipment.
ON s choice of GENUSA demonstrates confidence in the reliability, quality and cost effectiveness of our GNF2 fuel assembly and our outstanding engineering support across the board and particularly in our water chemistry analysis and support, said Kevin Walsh, CEO of GNF and Senior Vice President, Nuclear Services and Fuels for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

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