The refurbishement of the belgian MTR BR2 and its future utilization

Pol Gubel, Jean Dekeyser, Edgar Koonen, Philippe Benoit, Alfons Verwimp

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    The BR2 reactor was shut down end of June 1995 for an extensive refurbishement after more than 30 years utilization. The beryllium matrix will be replaced and the aluminum vessel inspected for an envisaged 15 year life extension. Other aspects of the refurbishment program aim reliability and availability of the installations, safety of operation and compliance with modern safety standards. The overall objective is to get the reactor operational early 1997. This 18 months refurbishment period allows an extensive re-qualification and upgrading of the existing irradiation devices. Several new irradiation devices are studied in order to satisfy future irradiation demands
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Asian symposium on research reactors
    Place of PublicationYosung
    PublisherKorean Atomic Energy Institute
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-981-07-2518-1
    StatePublished - 29 May 1996
    Event1996 - 5th Asian Symposium on Research Reactors - Taedok Lotte Hotel, Taejon
    Duration: 29 May 199631 May 1996


    Conference1996 - 5th Asian Symposium on Research Reactors
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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