IFE-Halden Instruments

IFE offers precision measuring instruments and experimental equipment for use in reactors and in industry. Continuous measurements of temperature, pressure, flow and deformation under highly demanding conditions and for long periods of time, such as 10 years or more, place high demands on reliability and material selection.
IFE-Halden Instruments

Van Nieuwenhove, Rudi

Chief Scientist


Basic instrument

Linear Variable Displacement Transducer

Instruments for use on fuel rods

1. Expansion Temperature

2.    Fission gas pressure

3.    Cladding elongation

4.    Fuel stack elongation

5.    Cladding diameter

Chemical sensors

1.    Reference electrodes

2.    Oxygen sensor for use in liquid metal

Under development (based on reference electrode design)

Radiation sensors

1.    Gamma heating

Photo: Mick Tully