Area of Solution

Fuel solutions

Throughout its operation, a reactor vessel is subject to neutron flux, which can potentially limit life extension and affect the value of the plant. In addition, for long-term operation the amount of used fuel may exceed the plant’s spent fuel pool capacity. Framatome offers customized shielding for fuel assemblies which helps protect the reactor pressure vessel beltline region against neutron flux impacts. We also deliver solutions for the management and storage of used fuel assemblies, as well as dedicated criticality analyses.