The interim fuel storage facility of the PBMR

@inproceedings{Fuls2005TheIF,
  title={The interim fuel storage facility of the PBMR},
  author={Wilhelm Franz Fuls and Carmen Viljoen and Carol Backer Stoker and Christian Koch and Marius Kleingeld},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract The PBMR’s spent fuel and partially burnt fuel are stored in the sphere storage system (SSS), which acts as the interim fuel storage facility of the plant. It is unique in the world since the fuel is stored in bulk containers (called storage tanks), each capable of holding more than 500,000 spheres for a period of about 80 years. The SSS has the ability to transfer the contents of one tank to another tank, and to return partially burnt fuel back to the reactor core for re-fuelling. The… CONTINUE READING