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Quality and Reliability Aspects in Nuclear Power Reactor Fuel Engineering

English STI/PUB/1656 978-92-0-103114-3
130 43 40.00 2015

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In order to decrease costs and increase competitiveness, nuclear utilities use more challenging operational conditions, longer fuel cycles and higher burnups, which require modifications in fuel designs and materials. Different aspects of quality assurance and control, as well as analysis of fuel performance have been considered in a number of specialized publications. The present publication provides a concise but comprehensive overview of all interconnected quality and reliability issues in fuel fabrication, design and operation. It jointly tackles technical, safety and organizational aspects, and contains examples of state of the art developments and good practices of coordinated work of fuel designers, vendors and reactor operators.

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Keywords

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Fuel Fabrication and Performance, Nuclear Fuel Elements, Nuclear Fuel Rods, Fuel Quality, Reliability, Quality Assurance, Fuel Design, Fuel Behaviour, Fuel Cycle, Safety, Good Practice, Burnup, Nuclear Power Reactors, Reactor Operators, Nuclear Fuel Assurance

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