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FUEL SHEATH [1 record]

Record 1 - external organization data 2010-06-22


Subject field(s)
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors
  • Compartment - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

A sealed envelope used to hold nuclear fuel, allowing the containment of nuclear materials and protecting fuel against chemical damage from heating fluid.


Fuel failure means any rupture of the fuel sheath such that fission products may be released.


  • Réacteurs nucléaires de fission
  • Tiroir - Commission canadienne de sûreté nucléaire

Enveloppe scellée contenant du combustible nucléaire, qui assure le confinement des matières radioactives et la protection du combustible contre les agressions du caloporteur.


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