zircalloy


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

zircalloy

(zɜːkˈælɔɪ)
n
(Metallurgy) an alloy of zirconium containing small amounts of tin, chromium, and nickel. It is used in pressurized-water reactors
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Lee, "Safety evaluation of accident-tolerant FCM fueled core with SiC-coated zircalloy cladding for design-basis-accidents and beyond DBAs," Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol.
The SRNL NAA facility holds six doubly encapsulated Cf-252 pods in a zircalloy source holder near the bottom of a de-ionized light water, 4-meter deep, 1.2-meter diameter tank.
It's not unusual for Strite to work with materials such as carbon steels hardened to 58/62 [R.sub.c]; stainless steels, such as 17-5 PH and 13-8 PH; 304; hasteloy; titanium; zircalloy; beryllium; copper; hymu-80; Inconel[R]; macro ceramics; nitralloy; nitrol and other more-exotic materials.
The reactor core contains uranium fuel clad in zircalloy tubes.
Diffusion Bonding--Originally, the process was developed to produce larger components of small Zircalloy clad pin type nuclear fuel elements.