Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant of IGCAR Dedicated to the Nation
FBTR successfully completed two irradiation campaigns (31st & 32nd irradiation campaigns) for the irradiation of various sodium bonded metallic fuel pins, D9 structural materials and production of radioisotope (Sr89) for societal applications etc.
Reactor was operated for about 120 days at 40 MWt and electricity generated was 21.5 Million Units.
FBTR attains the design power level of 40 MWt on 7/03/2022
Gamma radiation detector designed and built using single crystals of Cd0.9Zn0.1Te (CZT) grown in-house. With this sensor, the photo peaks of Ba-133 and Am-241 were successfully resolved.
Development of SQUID based TDEM system for geophysical applications
Commissioning of PDC-VII 11 kV Indoor sub-station.
Up-gradation of RCL substation DG set & AMF panel.
Revamping of PCC panel at RCL substation
Commissioning of Pallavaram DAE Nodal facility 11 kV Indoor sub-station.
Commissioning & integration of Grid-tied 60 kWp PV solar system at PDC-II substation building
Commissioning & integration of Grid-tied 60 kWp PV solar system at PDC-VII substation building
Power raised to 30 MWt
Power raised to 32 MWt for continuing the metallic fuel pin irrdiation
Vertical Graphene Nanosheets grown on Ni substrates were chemically etched and transferred onto polymer substrates to fabricate flexible supercapacitor device
SG Replacement
Clinical survey with MCG system
Commissioning & integration of Grid-tied 30 kWp PV solar system at ESG Annex building
Commissioning of PDC-IX 11 kV Indoor sub-station.
Commissioning of PDC-VIII 6.6 kV Indoor sub-station.
Yttria for production of 89Sr isotope
Sodium bonded Ternary fuel 14.3% EU and Natural U-Zr metal fuel pins
Impact specimens of 304LN & 316LN for low dose irradiation Continuation of long term irradiation of D-9
3-D Dynamic Light Scattering equipment commissioned to study soft condensed matter
Replacement of CSS 11 kV Bus-A Switchboard.
Conversion & commissioning of 11 kV cables to 11 kV bus duct between 20 MVA transformers 1 & 2 to 11 kV switchboard.
Development of Indian reduced activation ferritic martensitic steel
Experimental determination of solidus temperature of Mark-I mixed carbide Fuel of FBTR
Construction clearance and financial approval for Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility Project
Dual ion irradiation facility established. Studies carried out on the effect of helium on dpa ratios on void swelling in ODS alloys, evaluation of multi beam synergies on defect annealing in SiC carried out
Irradiation of Yttria
Irradiation of Natural U-Zr sodium bonded metal fuel pins
Irradiation of Capsule with Ferro-Boron
Impact specimens of 304LN & 316LN for low does irradiation Irradiation of U metal pins
Short term irradiation of the sphere pack fuel
HTFC Testing
Kalman filter reactivity meter testing
Irradiation of Ternary fuel pin U-Pu-Zr
Commissioning of interim fuel storage building
Fabrication of sodium Bonded fuel pins and test irradiation commencement in FBTR
First Post Irradiation Examination of high oxide fuel in the hot cells of Radiometallurgy Laboratory
Commissioning of NCSS-2 33kV Indoor sub-station and third power source for IGCAR from BHAVINI 230 kV switchyard.
Establishment of Mini sodium experimental facility (Mina)
First ever Raman spectra of uranium metal recorded using a novel surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic technique
Irradiation of Yttria in IFZ100 of High Temperature Fission Chamber for Kalman filter based instrument for drop time measurement of DSRDM
Initiation of irradiation of test pins of sodium bonded metallic fuel
FBTR in successful operation for twenty five years
Testing and sustained operation of the PFBR model Steam Generator of 5.5 MWt in SGTF
Radiometallurgy Laboratory in successful operation for twenty five years
MCG system with 37 channels made operational. MEG system with 86 channels tested. Using this system, various research investigations have been carried out on both healthy volunteers and on patients with different cardiac dysfunctions from DAE hospital, Kalpakkam and JIPMER, Puducherry. These investigations are aimed towards highlighting the unique diagnostic information provided by MCG which is not readily observed in those of the conventional voltage based techniques like Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Exposure Facility for Gas Sensing and detecting various toxic gases in ambient set-up. Hazardous gases from ppm level down to ppb level can be detected in-situ
Testing of PFBR in-core detector & Measurement of neutron flux in experimental canal using foil irradiation measurement of gamma inside CCP
Testing of detector at 16MWt and 400kWt
PFBR passive decay heat removal in Sadhana loop demonstrated
FBTR Operated at a maximum power level of 18.6 MWt 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
Demonstration of 90% BORON enrichment necessary for development of FBR
Brillouin spectrometer installed to study acoustic phonons and elastic constants in ferroelectric materials and glasses
The PFBR test fuel burn up of 85.3GWd/t
The SG was operated with three water tubes blanked
Based on the PIE of the SA MK-I burn-up of 160GWd/t
TG connected to grid, generating a maximum power of 18.6MWt / 3MWe
PFBR test fuel to its target burn up of 112GWd/t at LHR of 450W/cm Closing of fast reactor fuel cycle as one of the fresh fuel SA has pins made of the recycled from FBTR SA
Mixed Oxide Test Fuel of 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor has reached a burnup of about 80 GWd/T in FBTR
Reprocessing of 154 GWd/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
High performance computing facility -Work station- established in MSG for computational work
Commissioning of Third 33kV Feeder & 20MVA Tr.3 at 33kV Substation.
A special SA (IFZ-100) for trial production of the medical isotope Sr89
8 High Pu MOX SAs inducted into the core
The PFBR test fuel burn-up of 80.76GWd/t
validation of DND PFBR single pin irradiation for studying
Grid plate flux measurement
Grid plate material irradiation
Testing of Kalman filter technique
PFBR neutron detector testing in detector pit
Irradiation of D-9 (Continuing)
FBTR fuel has reached a peak Burn-Up of 155 GWd/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 )
Commissioning of Telecom Wireless Towers.
FBTR Fuel has reached a peak Burnup of 155 Gwd/T without any fuel failure
The PFBR test fuel burn-up of 59.5GWd/t
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
Commissioning of PDC IV Substation.
Commissioning of ALCATEL make Intercom Exchanges.
Testing of DSRDM in Sodium completed, excluding endurance testing [Feb. 2005]
Reprocessing of 50 GWd/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 12 th 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 GWd/T Irradiated FBTR fuel pins was completed successfully with this , the technology for closing the fuel cycle demonstrated [May 2005]
Development of Laser Heated Diamond Anvil Cell facility for synthesis of novel materials.
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]
Confocal laser scanning microscope facility to study soft condensed matter established.
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]
Start of PFBR Test Fuel Irradiation
FBTR achieved a major landmark of reaching fuel Burn-Up of 100 GWd/T, without any fuel failure [Sep. 2002]
Power raised to 17.4 MWt
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
Commissioning of PDC III Substation.
Commissioning of SGTF Substation.
Boron 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
Commissioning of 11kV NCSS - I
Consultants appointed for BOP design of PFBR
0.7 MV Tandetron accelerator for Radiation damage in D9, D9I alloys and Ion beam synthesis of nanostructures
Irradiation experiments in FBTR for creep data on Zircaloy&Zr-Nb Alloys
Sodium pump test facility set up for rotor dynamic studies
State-of-the-art neutronic channels commissioned for FBTR
FBTR Mark-I Fuel burn-up of 50 GWd/T
Commissioning of structural mechanics lab
PFBR Main vessel sector fabricated for technology development
Zr-Nb irradiation for PHWR
FBTR Turbo generator synchronized to southern grid
Kamini reactor taken to full power
Kamini reactor criticality [Oct. 1996]
FBTR Mark-I fuel crosses burn-up of 25 GWd/T
Decision on two loop design for PFBR
First superconducting device fabrication Laboratory in India established; Josephson junctions & SQUID sensors fabricated
Indigenously developed variable low energy positron beam setup (VLEPB)
Development of Mao-Bell high pressure diamond anvil cell at MSL
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 Engg. experiments in FBTR
Safety related Engineering Experiments
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
Establishment of Particle Irradiation Facility (PIF): Facilities of PIF were opened to university students under UGC-DAE scheme
Power raised to 10.5 MWt
Water valved in into SG
FBTR Power Level raised to 1 MWt
Three Component Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR) System installed
Commissioning of 33kV IGCAR feeder 2 (Overhead line)
Submission of detailed project report to DAE / AEC
Reprocessing of irradiated Thorium rods for separation of U-233
Installation of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer for high resolution surface analysis
Commissioning of GSB substation.
Sodium valved in into SG
Low Power Experiments in FBTR
FBTR attained first criticality [Oct. 1985]
RRC renamed as Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) [Dec. 1985]
Development of the high pressure-high temperature cell for materials synthesis and electrical resistivity measurements up to 10 GPa and 1300 K
First criticality
Commissioning of Bridgeman Czochralski single crystal growth equipment
Electronics Instrumentation Laboratory
PFBR Feasibility Report
Health and Safety Laboratory
Commissioning of an in-house developed 2 MV tandem Accelerator, various ion beam analytical studies using PIXE, RBS and NRA.
Computer Centre & Administration Building
Radiochemistry Laboratory
Materials Development Laboratory
Commissioning of MDL substation.
Radio Metallurgy Laboratory
Materials Science Laboratory building established
First actinide compound studies under high pressure
150 kV accelerator commissioned
Commissioning of 33 kV Switchyard.
Safety Research Laboratory
Materials Science Laboratory
Commissioning of RCL Substations.
Reprocessing Development Laboratory
Central Workshop construction begins
Central Water Chilling Plant construction begins
Initiation of R&D programmes of Materials Science
Commissioning of RDL, CWS Substations.
Central Design Office construction begins
Engineering Halls Construction begins
Reactor Research Centre (RRC) established
FBTR civil construction begins