Belgian Reactor 2 (BR2)

Belgian Center for Nuclear Research (SCK/CEN), Antwerp



Institution
Belgian Center for Nuclear Research (SCK/CEN)
Name
Belgian Reactor 2 (BR2)
Building
SCK
Reactor
Secondary Type
Hot Cells
Tertiary Type
No Tertiary Type Defined
Core Functions
Fuel and material irradiation testing. Isotope production. NTD silicon production. Highly customizable core configuration can accommodate most customer needs.
Unique Functions
Also used for the production of doped silicon and production of radioisotopes. Refurbishing end date July 2016.
Hotwork Facilities
BR2 Hot Cell: 16m high, shielding designed for 60000Ci (2.5MeV); Used for dismantling, conditioning and shipping of irradiated materials; Connected to transfer chute; Equipped with own storage facility.
Support Equipment
SCK-CEN facilities
Radiological Limit
>1R/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
alpha/beta/gamma
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
Atmosphere
No Atmosphere Defined
Commissioning Date
1958
Recent Upgrade
1979, 1997, 2016
RAM License
n/a
License End Date
No License End Date Defined
Docket Number
No Docket Number Defined
User Facility
Yes
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
3400
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
80
Point Of Contact
Steven Van Dyck
Website URL
https://www.sckcen.be/en/Research/Infrastructure/BR2
Date Of Data
May 5, 2016
User Guide
BR2_userguide_NSUF.pdf
Image
BR2_refueling.jpg