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fuel bundle click to hear : fuel bundle

Fuel pencils that are grouped in parallel for introduction into the reactor.
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end plate bearing pad pencil spacer pressure tube end plate end cap fuel pellet pencil

end plate click to hear : end plate

Metal grille that is soldered to the ends of the pencils to keep them in place.

bearing pad click to hear : bearing pad

Metal part that is soldered to the pencils around the circumference of the bundle; it is used as a support surface as they are introduced into the pressure tube.

pencil click to hear : pencil

Watertight metal cladding in which fuel pellets are loaded.

spacer click to hear : spacer

Part that is soldered to the cladding of the pencils to maintain a preset distance between them.

pressure tube click to hear : pressure tube

Tube that holds the fuel bundles and circulates the coolant at a preset pressure.

end plate click to hear : end plate

Metal grille that is soldered to the ends of the pencils to keep them in place.

end cap click to hear : end cap

Cylindrical part soldered to the ends of the cladding of the pencil to make it watertight.

fuel pellet click to hear : fuel pellet

Small quantity of fuel that consists of powder pressed into a sheathing tube and then inserted into the metal cladding of the pencil.

pencil click to hear : pencil

Watertight metal cladding in which fuel pellets are loaded.