141.A79 Practical course on Reactor instrumentation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, LU, 3.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

Aim of course

Participants obtain insight in the design, construction, operation and calibration of a typical reactor instrumentation of a research reactor.

Subject of course

Participants carry out eight practical exercises on: 1. General design of a reactor instrumentation 2. Safety systems 3. Calibration of nuclear channels 4. Rod drop times 5. Compensated ionization chambers 6. Fission Chambers 7. Self powered detectors 9. Simulation program of a DWR

Additional information

Maximal 3 groups with 6 participants, personal registration at start of semester on the 12 march 14:00, applicants who attended Reaktorphysik 1, Nucklear Engineering 1 or Reaktortechnik 2 will are favoured, test at the end of practical course



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 15:0013.03.2019Hörsaal AI Preliminary Meeting
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Participants will carry out 8 experiments to introduce them into the design and performance of a typical reactor instrumentation. Subjects are general requirements for a reactor instrumentation, neutron flux measurements with ionization chambers, fission chambers, self-powered neutron detectors, redundancy, rod-drop time, temperature measurement in nuclear reactors. Students work in groups of 3-4 and have to prepare a written protocol. A course manual will be handed out at the course registration which takes place on the second Tuesday in March every year at 14:00 at the Atominstitut. For detailed course titles see the Atominstitut homepage and click on KERNTECHNIK

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.03.2019 15:00 06.03.2019 16:00

Registration modalities:

Praktikumseinteilung für drei Gruppen



Lecture notes for this course are available. bei Anmeldung

Previous knowledge

Reactor physics, Electronics, Nuclear Technology


  • Attendance Required!