TITLE

A low cost remotely operable cutting machine for segmenting metal clad ceramic fuel pellets

AUTHOR(S)
Sankar, G. Ravi; Manivannan, R.; Anandkumar, A.; Subramanian, S.; Antony, M.P.; Rao, P.R. Vasudeva
PUB. DATE
March 1997
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Mar97, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p1618
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Develops a laboratory scale cutting saw for cutting radioactive samples remotely. Cutting of irradiated zircaloy metal clad ceramic fuel pellets; Pyrophoric nature of zircaloy metal; High radiation field associated with the irradiated fuel elements; Reasons why conventional saws cannot meet operational requirements; Cost-effectiveness of the saw.
ACCESSION #
4320553

 

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