A facility for the out-of-pile heating of nuclear fuel samples to above 2000 °C
R.E. Zhumagulovac aK.I. Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University, ul. Satpaeva 22a, Almaty, Kazakhstan bInstitute of Nuclear Physics, National Nuclear Center, ul. Ibragimova 1, Almaty, 050032, Kazakhstan cInternational Educational Corporation, Kazakhstan
International experience in nuclear energy safety issues shows that the in-pile tests of samples of various kinds of fuels (mixed, low-enriched, regenerated, etc.) involve considerable expenditure and present a higher radiation risk than out-of-pile experiments. The paper describes a facility that allows the out-of-pile investigation of nuclear fuels.