The temperature profile across the fuel plate
is determined assuming perfect contact between the fuel meat and the cladding.
This included; CNC plasma/oxy fuel plate
burn tables; CNC press brake: CNC bevel mill; semi and automatic weld machines; CNC drilling machines; radial arm drills; for inspection, there were Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Testing (MT); laser and optical survey measuring for assembly; overhead cranes with 50 and 100 ton capacity; custom made fixtures for tack welding, finish weld, and assembly; custom made truck supports for transportation; and custom made lifting devices.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wearing a white coat, oversaw what was described on state television as the insertion of Iran's first domestically produced, 20-percent enriched fuel plate
into Tehran's research reactor.
Installed within the facility are state-of-the-art machines including two Kaltenbach saw and drill lines, two Kaltenbach Plasma/Oxy Fuel plate
cut and drill machines, an ESAB Ox/Fuel profile machine, a robotic plasma notcher and various shears, punches and angle lines.
California is sues decals, which stay on the vehicle permanently, while Virginia provides a clean fuel plate
that can be transferred to a new hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle later on.
One is the U[O.sub.2] mass balance in the fuel and the other is a geometric characteristic, the fuel plate
"We hope to produce the first domestic-made nuclear fuel plate
within the next four to five months," Salehi, former head of Iran's atomic energy organization, was quoted as saying.
But Iran appears to be having some technical problems in doing the conversion--especially in fabricating the enriched uranium fuel plates
. So the world powers could encourage the IAEA to assist Iran in this conversion and subsequent fuel plate
Fed 100 kg of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235 into the conversion process at the Fuel Plate
Fabrication Plant (FPFP) for conversion into uranium oxide;