Accession Number : ADA319068

Title :   Operation and Experimental Use of the Battelle Research Reactor,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Plummer, A. M. ; Anno, James N. ; Chastain, Joel W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA319068

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Battelle Research Reactor (BRR) is a modified pool reactor, light water-moderated and -reflected. The BRR has operated some 13,000 hours since routine operation commenced without a major incident or accident. This operating time represents an average of 85 percent of total scheduled time and includes some 73,000 experiment operating hours. While the increasing number of experiments brings with it an increasing number of operational problems, the solution of these problems can only add to the experience of the reactor operator and must ultimately result in more efficient and productive use of the reactor as a unique research tool.

Descriptors :   *REACTOR CONTROL, *RESEARCH REACTORS, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, REACTOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS, RADIATION PROTECTION, REACTOR FEASIBILITY STUDIES, REACTOR SHIELDING MATERIALS, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, LIGHT WATER REACTORS, REACTOR CRITICALITY, REACTOR HAZARDS, REACTOR REFLECTORS, REACTOR SHUTDOWN.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(non-power)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE