Bringing advanced materials and manufacturing expertise together to increase efficiency

Leveraging Experience

Building on nearly 60 years of nuclear fuel manufacturing experience, NSF is GNF’s answer to channel bow in boiling water reactors. Using advanced manufacturing techniques and a proprietary combination of zirconium, niobium, tin and iron, NSF is resistant to channel bow that causes channel-control blade interference. It is an innovative solution from the world leader in boiling water reactors.

How it works

Fluence gradient-induced bow is low because NSF is resistant to breakaway growth that occurs in Zircaloy. Shadow corrosion-induced bow in NSF is a factor of five lower than Zircaloy-2

The impact of NSF

NSF is designed to significantly decrease the susceptibility of channel-control blade interference and the need for operational testing, allowing customers to operate their plants with higher efficiency.

An advanced manufacturing machine in our Wilmington, N.C. fuel components operation.