Improvement of neutron startup source handling work by developing new transportation container for High-Temperature engineering Test Reactor (HTTR)
島崎 洋祐; 澤畑 洋明; 篠原 正憲; 柳田 佳徳; 川本 大樹; 高田 昌二
Shimazaki, Yosuke; Sawahata, Hiroaki; Shinohara, Masanori; Yanagida, Yoshinori; Kawamoto, Taiki; Takada, Shoji
The High-Temperature engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) has three neutron startup sources (NSs) in the reactor core, each of which consists of $$^{252}$$Cf with 3.7 GBq and is contained in a small capsule, installed in NS holder and subsequently in a control guide block (CR block). The NSs are exchanged at the interval of approximately 7 years. The NS holders are transported from the dealer's hot cell to the reactor facility of HTTR using a transportation container. The loading work of NS holders to the CR blocks is subsequently carried out in the fuel handling machine maintenance pit of HTTR. Technical issues, which are the reduction and prevention of radiation exposure of workers and the exclusion of falling of NS holder, were extracted from the experiences in past two exchange works of NSs to develop a safety handling procedure. Then, a new transportation container special to the NSs of HTTR was developed to solve the technical issues while keeping the cost as low as that for overhaul of conventional container. As the results, the NS handling work using the new transportation container was safely accomplished by developing the new transportation container which can reduce the risks of radiation exposure dose of workers and exclude the falling of NS holder.
使用言語 : English
掲載資料名 : Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
: 54
: 2
ページ数 : p.260 - 266
発行年月 : 2017/02
出版社名 : Taylor & Francis
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キーワード : HTTR; Neutron start up source; safety handling; transportation container; Californium 252
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登録番号 : AA20160109
抄録集掲載番号 : 45000134
論文投稿番号 : 18461
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