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  • 1) Prepares fuel elements for use in nuclear reactors or radiographic measuring and detecting devices, performing any combination of following tasks: Strings fuel cells on wire or rod, using tweezers, safety gloves, and radiation shield or box.

  • 2) Enlarges hole in cell as necessary for precise fit, using reamers, files, scrapers, and emery cloth.

  • 3) Inspects completed assembly for flaws, such as burrs or faulty assembly.

  • 4) Stacks prescribed number of assemblies in jig and slips ring or cap over end to form single fuel unit.

  • 5) Cleans inside of metallic tubes, using ultrasonic wand, preparatory to filling with liquid fuel solution.

  • 6) Mixes radioactive solution according to specifications and pours into tube, using remote-controlled slave manipulators.

  • 7) Seals ends of tube by crimping cap or by spot welding cap to tube.

  • 8) Inspects tubes for leakage, using mass spectrometer or disintegration counter.

  • 9) Cleans exterior of tubes, using acetone and cloth or brush.

  • 10) Packs tubes in cartons or lead containers for shipment.

  • 11) Weighs completed assemblies or radioactive materials, using gram scale.

  • 12) Keeps records of materials used, shipping data, and number of units assembled.




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Job Number: 397