fuel handling sequence
Uranium is made into pellets, which are pressed into fuel bundles to be used in the reactor and then stored in cooling bays.
Water-filled basin into which spent fuel from the discharge bay is carried.
canned failed fuel
Failed fuel bundles are stored in a water-filled basin.
failed fuel bay
Water-filled basin in which failed fuel is stored.
spent fuel storage bay
Water-filled basin where the spent fuel is stored for several years before it can be disposed of safely.
Water-filled channel used to transfer the spent fuel mechanically from the reactor building to the service building for storage.
Remote-controlled cylinder that removes the spent fuel from the reactor and carries it to the discharge bay.
failed fuel canning
Failed fuel bundles are covered with a watertight casing.
Area through which equipment and fuel pass between the service building and the reactor building.
Water-filled basin that receives spent fuel as it exits the accept machine; the water acts as a protective barrier against the radiation emitted by the fuel.
Mechanical device used to put spent fuel into the discharge bay.
spent fuel port
Tube used to reclaim spent fuel from the accept machine.
Tightly sealed area where fission of the fuel is carried out in a controlled manner to release heat.
new fuel storage room
Enclosure where new fuel is stored before being introduced into the reactor building.
Enclosure that contains the plant’s auxiliary systems such as storage and fuel decontamination equipment.
Tube used to insert fuel into the fueling machine.
Remote-controlled device that inserts new fuel into the reactor.
Area of the reactor building where new fuel is stored before being used.
Tray on which spent fuel is stacked.