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• Design and development of fuel handling system for AHWR
• Providing engineering support for design of fuel handling systems for PHWRs.
• Development of tools for life management of PHWR coolant channels.
• R&D in tribology.
• FE analysis & evaluation of mechanical properties at high strain-rate loading conditions.
• Development of Fluid Power Technology.
• Qualification of shipping casks.
• Design, development, testing and qualification of various types of Reactivity Control Mechanisms for different reactors.



Objective of this facility is to process food grain using radiation for disinfestation and utilization of cs-137 for societal application.


Objective of this facility is to process food grain using radiation for disinfestation and utilization of cs-137 for societal application.


Seismic Switch technology was developed indigenously and transferred to ECIL. Product developed on transferred technology was commissioned at KAPPS 3&4


Seal & shield plug assembly and extractor assembly was needed to be developed for allowing on power refuelling of DHRUVA, as part of safety upgradation of fuelling machine. These components were developed and delivered to DHRUVA


Waste water treatment setup was developed and waste water treatment was demonstrated using electron beam accelerator at EBC, kharghar.


Upgraded APSARA research reactor utilizes five Reactivity Control Mechanisms (RCMs) namely two nos. of Shut-off Rods (SORs), two nos.of Control-Cum Shut-off Rods (CSRs) and one no. of Fine Control Rod (FCR) for the purpose of controlling and shutting down the reactor.Design of RCMs have been qualified after prototype testing on a full-scale test station.Five reactivity control mechanisms along with the absorber assembles were installed and commissioned on the reactor.


500kg payload Shake Table and its associated control system was developed indigenously by RTD, provides facility to conduct various experiments on Structures, Systems and Components.


Fuelling Machine Test Facility (FMTF) is being established at R&D Tarapur for testing of full scale prototype Fuelling Machine (FM) in reactor simulated condition to validate the design. Machine is installed on test bed and its commissioning is in progress



This facility is created for design qualifications of the Reactivity Control Mechanisms developed for compact light water reactors. It consists of various test stands for different test conditions as per the type test program of the mechanisms.


This facility is indigenously developed to test structures, components and equipments upto 500 kg.


Fuelling Machine Testing Facility, Hall-7


Tribology Lab consists of following facilities
\r\n1. Cavitation Erosion Test Facility.
\r\n2. Linear Reciprocating Tribometer.
\r\n3. Pin on disc test setup.
\r\n4. Stereo Microscope.


fluid power lab was developed to provide training for different fluid power related technologies


Assembly of FM, installation of equipment, Hydraulic system, control design, operating procedures, safety review and maintenance of FMTF, Tarapur


• For rector simulated temperature and pressure condition with 2 nos pumps capable of suppling 25 kg/s flow (max. for 540 MWe)
\r\n• 1.2 MW heaters, 5200 A ,100 V, 19 mΩ each
\r\n• 2 nos of 220 MWe channels – full length
\r\n• 540 MWe channel – full length
\r\n• One newly installed 540 MWe channel for channel components dynamics
\r\n• 540 MWe FM with control room, water and oil hydraulic system

Technologies Developed


Analog and Digital Seismic Switch technology was indigenously developed and transferred to ECIL. Products also installed at KAPPS 3&4.


Indigenous shake table was developed and is being used for conducting various experiments for DAE units.

Show Cases


Weld Inspection of upper shell welds of RPV of TAPS-1


Evolution of Reactivity Control Mechanism Design


Tensile Hopkinson Bar Setup


Indigenous 500kg 6DOF shake table


540 MWe PHWR Fuelling Machine