Every few years, the SCK•CEN is involved in an international intercomparison exercise to test the performance of several dosimeters in a simulated criticality accident. This exercise is organized by CEA Valduc in France where there is access to the SILENE reactor, a reactor specially designed and built to simulate criticality accidents. SILENE is a compact reactor in which a fissile solution of uranyl nitrate can be introduced. To simulate the criticality accident, the control rod is slowly removed after introduction of the fissile solution.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
|Publisher||Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie|