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FUEL NEEDLE [1 record]

Record 1 2009-10-11


Subject field(s)
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors
  • Nuclear Power Stations

In practice, this structure is obtained by juxtaposing vertical assemblies having a hexagonal section. Each of these assemblies comprises an outer tubular envelope, in which is placed a group or bundle of needles, each containing a pile of fissile and/or fertile material pellets ... the term "fuel needle" or nuclear fuel needle [is also] used for the needles contained in these fissile assemblies.


  • Réacteurs nucléaires de fission
  • Centrales nucléaires

Démantèlement des assemblages. L'ouverture du TH [tube hexagonal] est pratiquée à la cellule d'examen de la centrale Phénix par fraisage mécanique sur l'angle du TH, l'assemblage comportant à cet endroit une aiguille postiche pour éviter le risque d'endommagement d'aiguille combustible.


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