Commercial Alloy Qualified For New Use, Expanding Nuclear Operating Temperature

A team at Idaho National Laboratory in collaboration with groups at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories…has for the first time in 30 years gotten a new material, Alloy 617, into the Code. A combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt and molybdenum, Alloy 617 can be used in tomorrow’s advanced nuclear plants because it allows higher temperature operation.

Image courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.