IGCAR MILE STONES


 
1971
- REACTOR RESEARCH CENTRE (RRC) ESTABLISHED
- FBTR CIVIL  CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
1972
- ENGINEERING HALLS
1973
- CENTRAL DESIGN OFFICE
1975
- REPROCESSING DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
- CENTRAL WORKSHOP
- CENTRAL WATER CHILLING PLANT
1976
- SAFETY RESEARCH LABORATORY
- MATERIALS SCIENCE LABORATORY
1977
- RADIO METALLURGY LABORATORY
1978
- MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
1980
- RADIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1982
- COMPUTER CENTRE & ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1983
- ELECTRONICS & INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY
- PFBR FEASIBILITY REPORT
- HEALTH AND SAFETY LABORATORY
1985
- FBTR ATTAINED FIRST CRITICALITY  [ Oct. 1985 ]
- RRC RENAMED AS INDIRA GANDHI CENTRE FOR ATOMIC RESEARCH (IGCAR)  [ Dec. 1985 ]
1987
- LOW POWER EXPERIMENTS IN FBTR
1989
- REPROCESSING OF IRRADIATED THORIUM RODS FOR SEPARATION  OF U-233
1990
- SUBMISSION OF DETAILED PROJECT REPORT OF PFBR TO DAE / AEC
1991
- FBTR POWER LEVEL RAISED TO 1 MWt
- THREE COMPONENT SOUND DETECTION AND RANGING (SODAR) SYSTEM INSTALLED
1993
- FBTR POWER LEVEL RAISED TO 4 MWt  WITH STEAM WATER CIRCUITS
- FBTR POWER LEVEL RAISED TO 8 MWt (LHR 250W/cm)
- FBTR SUSTAINED  OPERATION AT 10.5 MWt (LHR 320 W/cm)
- PARTICLE IRRADIATION FACILITY (PIF) AND RADIO CHEMICAL HOT CELLS
   COMMISSIONED
1994
- RADIO METALLURGY  HOT CELLS COMMISSIONED
- FACILITY FOR TESTING LARGE  REACTOR COMPONENTS IN SODIUM COMMISSIONED
- SQUID, ASIC AND DIAMOND ANVIL CELL DEVELOPED
- HIGH POWER PHYSICS AND ENG. EXPERIMENTS IN FBTR
1995
- DECISION ON TWO LOOP DESIGN FOR PFBR
1996
- FBTR FUEL CROSSES 25,000 MWd/t BURN UP
- KAMINI REACTOR CRITICALITY [ Oct. 1996 ]
1997
- FBTR TURBO GENERATOR SYNCHRONIZED TO SOUTHERN GRID
- KAMINI REACTOR TAKEN TO FULL POWER
1998
- COMMISSIONING OF STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB
- PFBR MAIN VESSEL SECTOR FABRICATED FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
1999
- IRRADIATION EXPERIMENTS IN FBTR FOR CREEP DATA ON ZIRCALOY&Zr-Nb ALLOYS
- FBTR FUEL SET TO REACH 50,000 MWd/t BURN UP LEVEL
- SODIUM PUMP TEST FACILITY SET UP FOR ROTOR DYNAMIC STUDIES
- STATE-OF-THE-ART NEUTRONIC CHANNELS COMMISSIONED FOR FBTR
2000 - CONSULTANTS APPOINTED FOR BOP DESIGN OF PFBR
2001 - BOR0N ENRICHMENT PLANT COMMISSIONED [ Apr. 2001 ]
- TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR MANUFACTURE OF INNER VESSEL SECTORS,
   SG EVAPORATOR, CSRDM AND DSRDM
- HYDRAULIC DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY SODIUM PUMP
- FOUNDATION STONE LAID FOR PFBR ADMINISTRATIVE  BUILDING
2002

- FBTR ACHIEVED A MAJOR LANDMARK OF REACHING FUEL BURN UP OF 100,000 MWd/t,
   WITHOUT ANY FUEL FAILURE
[ Sep. 2002 ]

- 10 t SEISMIC SHAKE TABLE COMMISSIONED

- MEASUREMENT STANDARD AND CALIBRATION FACILITY SET UP

- QUALITY ENGINEERING SERVICES AND TESTING FACILITY SET UP

- PFBR ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING INAUGURATED

- SITE EXCAVATION FOR TRIAL BLASTING AND DEWATERING STUDIES

- CONSTRUCTION OF PFBR SITE ASSEMBLY SHOP COMMENCED

- LIQUID HELIUM PLANT COMMISSIONED

2003

- CONSTRUCTION OF STEAM GENERATOR TEST FACILITY  [ Mar. 2003 ]

- HYDRAULIC DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY SODIUM PUMP  [ Mar. 2003 ]

- TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR MANUFACTURE OF PFBR TRANSFER ARM [ Mar. 2003 ]

- COMMISSIONING OF 1.7 MeV TANDETRON ACCELERATOR

- DEMO FACILITY LEAD MINI CELL [LMC] COMMISSIONED FOR REPROCESSING OF
   FBTR CARBIDE FUEL ON LAB.SCALE
[ Mar. 2003 ]

- TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR PFBR STEAM GENERATOR EVAPORATOR COMPLETED
  
[ Mar. 2003 ]

- PFBR TEST SUBASSEMBLY LOADED INTO FBTR FOR IRRADIATION [ Jun. 2003 ]

- LOW BURN UP FBTR CARBIDE FUEL PINS CHOPPED AND DISSOLVED IN LMC [ Aug. 2003 ]

- BORON ENRICHMENT PLANT ACHIEVED 62% ENRICHMENT IN BORON-10 [ Aug. 2003 ]

- HIGH PURITY [90%] ELEMENTAL BORON PRODUCTION DEMONSTRATED [ Aug. 2003 ]

- ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL AND FINANCIAL SANCTION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PFBR
   [ Sep. 2003 ]

- FORMATION OF NEW COMPANY "BHAVINI" FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PFBR [ Oct. 2003 ]

- FBTR CARBIDE FUEL REACHED A BURN UP OF 123,000 MWd/t [ Dec. 2003 ]

2004

- PIE OF 100,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED FBTR CARBIDE FUEL COMPLETED [ Jan. 2004 ]

- NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY OF 100,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED FBTR FUEL CARRIED OUT
  [ Apr. 2004 ]

- CLEARANCE FROM SARCOP FOR REPROCESSING OF 25,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED
   FUEL FROM FBTR IN THE LMC
[ Nov. 2004 ]

- SGTF COMMISSIONED WITH SODIUM AT 2 MW, WITHOUT STEAM GENERATOR

- 25,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED FBTR FUEL PINS CHOPPED & DISSOLVED IN LMC [ Dec. 2004 ]

2005

- TESTING OF DSRDM IN SODIUM COMPLETED, EXCLUDING ENDURANCE TESTING [ Feb. 2005 ]

- REPROCESSING OF 50,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED FBTR FUEL PINS WAS COMPLETED
   [ Mar. 2005 ]

- TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL THE CRITICAL OF PFBR WAS COMPLETED WITH THE
   GRID PLATE MANUFACTURED SUCCESSFULLY AT M/S. MTAR, HYDERABAD
 [ Mar. 2005 ]

- A FEW Kg  OF BORIC ACID ENRICHED TO 65 % WAS DELIVERED FOR PRODUCTION OF
   ENRICHED ELEMENTAL BORON [ Apr. 2005 ]

- AT THE END OF THE 12th IRRADIATION CAMPAIGN, IN MAY 2005, FBTR FUEL ACHIEVED A
   BURN UP OF 148,000 MWd/t AND PFBR TEST SA REACHED 52,000 MWd/t. [ May 2005 ]

- REPROCESSING OF 100,000 MWd/t IRRADIATED FBTR FUEL PINS WAS COMPLETED
   SUCCESSFULLY - WITH THIS , THE TECHNOLOGY FOR CLOSING THE FUEL CYCLE
   DEMONSTRATED [May 2005 ]

2006

- FBTR FUEL HAS REACHED A PEAK BURNUP OF 154GWd/t WITHOUT ANY FUEL FAILURE

- TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF ALL THE MAJOR COMPONENTS REQUIRED FOR PFBR
   COMPLETED. CSRDM QUALIFIED FOR PFBR AFTER RIGOROUS TESTING

- BARC TRAINING SCHOOL AT IGCAR STARTED

2007

- FBTR FUEL HAS REACHED A PEAK BURNUP OF 155GWd/t WITHOUT ANY FUEL FAILURE

- AS PART OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, THE HARD FACING OF GRID PLATE ON TWO ANNULAR TRACKS HAS BEEN
   ACHIEVED

- SGTF OPERATED AT FULL POWER ( 5.5 MWt )

2008

- MIXED OXIDE TEST FUEL OF 500 MWe PROTOTYPE FAST BREEDER REACTOR HAS REACHED A BURNUP OF ABOUT 80GWd/t
   IN FBTR

- REPROCESSING OF 154GWd/t BURNUP FBTR FUEL HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY DONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE WORLD

- EDDY CURRENT POSITION SENSOR FOR DETECTION OF DIVERSE SAFETY ROD FOR PFBR DEVELOPED

2009

- PFBR PASSIVE DECAY HEAT REMOVAL IN SADHANA LOOP DEMONSTRATED

- FBTR OPERATED AT A MAXIMUM POWER LEVEL OF 18.6MWt WITH FIFTY FIVE SUBASSEMBLIES FOR 1732 HOURS

- FAST REACTOR FUEL CYCLE FULLY CLOSED WITH THE PLUTONIUM PRODUCED FROM THE REPROCESSING OF SPENT FUEL
   OF FBTR BEING USED FOR FABRICATION INTO PELLETS. THE FUEL PINS WITH THESE PELLETS HAVE BEEN LOADED INTO A
   FUEL SUBASSEMBLY AND LOADED INTO FBTR


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