BWX Tech. Wins $26M to Expand and Upgrade Triso Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Line

Idaho National Laboratory has awarded the nuclear operations subsidiary of BWX Technologies a contract to expand and upgrade its Triso nuclear fuel manufacturing line.

The $26m contract will expand BWXT’s capacity for the manufacture of Triso fuel compacts and upgrade existing systems for delivering production-scale quantities of Triso fuel.

Triso refers to a specific design of uranium nuclear reactor fuel.

Triso is a shortened form of the term Tristructural-Isotropic.

Tristructural refers to the layers of coatings surrounding the uranium fuel, and isotropic to the coatings having uniform materials characteristics in all directions so that fission products are essentially retained.

Read more in NucNet’s article.