With our TRITON11 BWR fuel, utilities can decrease fuel cycle costs by up to $4 million per cycle while increasing capacity factors. Our innovative, best-in-class TRITON11 design improves nuclear and thermal-hydraulic performance over any existing 11x11 or 10x10 BWR fuel design. With a distortion-resistant fuel channel, superior debris filter and advanced sleeve-type spacer grids that resist debris capture.
Reduced fuel cycle costs while maintaining high-quality performance are achieved by:
- More efficient use of uranium through better thermal margins
- Fewer fresh assemblies loaded
- Increased operational flexibility
- Improved debris resistance
Our TRITON11 fuel design is built on proven components, mechanical design solutions and materials with known reliability benefits such as a distortion-resistant Low Tin ZIRLO™ fuel channel, effective debris filter and advanced sleeve-type spacer grids that resist debris capture. Lead test assemblies of our TRITON11 design were loaded in two BWRs in Europe in 2019, with target for reload introduction in 2023.