CANFLEX advanced fuel bundle

Artifact Number:



A 50 cm long, CANFLEX, advanced-fuel, bundle mounted on a plastic stand.  The 43-element, fuel bundle has been designed to obtain maximum fuel burnup in Advanced CANDU Reactors (ACRs) while also reducing the peak-power rating.  It is the first fuel design in the CANDU fuel series to use two different-sized elements.  The central eight elements have a diameter of 13.5 mm while the thirty-five outer elements are 11.5 mm in diameter.  CANFLEX fuel also features CANLUB, a thin graphite coating on the inside of the fuel sheath that is used to reduce stresses on the element sheath if/when cracks develop in the ceramic fuel pellets. 


candu reactors; fuel element clusters
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Click images to enlarge

More Artifacts