TVS-2M (TVS-2M) Nuclear fuel

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TVS-2M (TVS-2M) nuclear fuel

  • Recently Russia has supplied the first batch of TVS-2M nuclear fuel to India for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
  • This fuel, supplied by Russia’s Rosatom State Corporation, is more reliable and cost-effective than existing nuclear fuel.
  • The TVS-2M consists of uranium-gadolinium oxide mixed with uranium enrichment, mixed with uranium dioxide, but does not have Flammable Absorber Rods (BARs).
  • BARs contain neutron-absorbing material. It is inserted into the guide tube of a pressurized water reactor.

Importance of TVS-2M

  • It is more efficient and more vibration resistant due to the stiffness of the fuel-bundle.
  • Improved Uranium Capacity – A TVS-2M assembly has 7.6% more fuel content than the predecessor fuel.
  • Uses fuel efficiently over an 18 month cycle.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

  • The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the largest nuclear power station in India.
  • It is located at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is built by India in joint collaboration with Russia.

Source – PIB

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