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zircaloy

[′zərk·ə‚lȯi]
(metallurgy)
Any member of a group of alloys containing mainly zirconium that possess resistance to corrosion and stability over a wide range of temperatures and types of radiation.
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This assembly replaces the traditional Inconel fuel-assembly grid with zircalloy grids, trading on the alloy's low neutron absorption.
Both codes model oxidation of zircalloy cladding by steam at high temperatures.
In ASTEC, in-vessel core degradation starts with highly exothermic zircalloy oxidation.
The total amount of zircalloy available for oxidation and the availability of steam provide some envelop on the total mass of hydrogen generated in the core.
Hydrogen is normally produced from the reaction of Zircalloy cladding with steam when the bundle temperature reaches 1273 K [17].
Zircalloys, CPTi and Ti6/4 are all very insensitive to segregation and account for almost all of the reactive alloy processed by VAR.