GE's Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) has announced "enhancements" to its GNF2 nuclear fuel that are aimed at further improving reliability.
The newest version of the product, known as GNF2.02 is available to customers now for shipping in a pre-channeled configuration. The fuel design has improvements to the Defender™ PLUS debris filter, which significantly increase the chance of stopping debris before it ever reaches the fuel bundle.
“An improved debris filter means that GNF2.02 will offer our customers even better fuel reliability which translates to lower operating costs,” said Amir Vexler, CEO of Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas.
“The use of 3D printing to prototype fuel filter designs enabled us to reduce the typical design cycle without sacrificing quality or design rigor. Rapid prototyping will enable us to continue to innovate quickly to meet our customers’ needs.”
GNF's next fuel product, GNF3, is scheduled to be available for full reloads in 2019.