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Mandate

• 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.


Highlights


1/2021

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



1/2021

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



2/2020

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



2/2020

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



1/2019

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



9/2018

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.



1/2017

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.



3/2016

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




Facilities

01-03-2015

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.


01-01-2017

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


01-01-1990

Fuelling Machine Testing Facility, Hall-7


01-01-2010

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.


01-01-2019

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


01-01-2016

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



Technologies Developed

01-01-2018

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


01-01-2017

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



Show Cases

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

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Evolution of Reactivity Control Mechanism Design

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Tensile Hopkinson Bar Setup

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Indigenous 500kg 6DOF shake table

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540 MWe PHWR Fuelling Machine

08-Mar-2021