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Lookout 2015 – Project SUSEN Infrastructure

The existing infrastructure of the CVR will be significantly enhanced through the SUSEN project. The focus of the project requires state-of-the-art research facilities. The SUSEN project is divided into four research programs. Infrastructure will be located partly in Rez (UJV Rez site) and partly at the headquarters of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen – project partner.

Experimental SCWR Loop

Experimental circuit with fluid – water at supercritical parameters (pressure 25 MPa, temperature 550 ° C), for testing of cladding materials and other components and materials subjected to very high temperature steam.

Experimental Helium Loop

Experimental circuit with high helium for material testing of reactor components exposed to helium at temperatures up to 1000 °C. The experimental circuit will also exposure to radiation and mechanical stress.

Experimental CO2 Loop

Experimental loop with supercritical carbon dioxide. The main aim of this facility is to verify the conversion cycle and identify correlations for heat transfer and supercritical CO2.

ITER Facility

Infrastructure for experimental verification and development of new procedures for remote handling for installation, repair and maintenance of systems.

14MeV Neutron Source

Source will be used to study the interaction of neutrons (with energies of 14MeV) with materials especially for fusion applications.

Laboratory of Electron Microscopy

Modern fully equipped laboratory for transmission (TEM) and scanning (SEM) electron microscopy. The microscopes will be equipped EDX, WDX and EBSD detectors.

NDE Laboratory

Comprehensively equipped laboratory for the development of new methods of non-destructive testing of ferritic, austenitic and heterogeneous welded joints. The laboratory offers the possibility to create a body with artificial discontinuities in order to study the degradation process.

LOCA Chamber

Device for simulation of an accident LOCA (loss of coolant accident). LOCA type device will be mainly used for testing cables.

Hot Cells Complex

New complex of 10 hot cells. Cells will be equipped with a set of equipments for carrying out mechanical tests (sample preparation area, stress testing machine, impact tester, etc.) as well as to study material microstructure (optical microscope, SEM, etc.).

FERDA 2 Technological Line

The experimental equipment for testing the fractional distillation of fluoride.

Cold Crucible Devices

Equipment for thermal treatment of materials that are very difficult to treat be standard procedures or non-standard radioactive materials.

SIMS Laboratory

Laboratory equipped with high-end secondary ion mass spectrometer will be used primarily for accurate detection of ultralow concentrations of substances.

Mechanical Testing Laboratory

Comprehensively equipped laboratory for a wide range of material testing. The laboratory will be equipped with a sample preparatory devices, testing machine for low and high-cycle fatigue, stress testing machines, spectrometers, SEM etc.

Welding Laboratory (in Pilsen)

Laboratory for studying of procedures for welding of advanced materials for use in the energy industry. The laboratory infrastructure will be part of the SUSE project partner – University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.