ADEPT 2.0 System Upgrade at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A rod-handling system for a hot cell in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Irradiated Fuels Examination Laboratory (IFEL) needed to be replaced after about a decade of use. The statement of work required a platform to be custom-designed for examining full-length fuel rods in the hot cell. The requirements called for two components: An in-cell machine for the handling of the fuel rod and an out-of-cell equipment rack containing the electronic controls and computer systems.

Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Framatome is introducing the next evolution of nuclear fuel as part of its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program. We’re leading the industry to provide nuclear operators comprehensive EATF solutions — near-term and long-term — based on our expertise and experience and enhancing our proven products.