b'to burnups of 75 MWd/kgU. A leadprimary basis for this decision wasFigure 1. Cr coated rod before test rod (LTR) program has beenthe absence of scratching duringand after brushingdefined for lectricit de Franceloading on the NCS cladding while (EDF) that will produce further datathe physical vapor deposition (PVD) for licensing Cr coated cladding.cladding exhibited some scratching. Data is also being obtained from theDevelopment work on increasing ORNL post irradiation examinationsthe density and hardness of PVD (PIE) on the Byron-2 LTRs (Figure 1),coatings is being pursued. Autoclave pool-side examination of the Doel-4corrosion testing is continuing for LTRs and INL PIEs of cladding fromboth coating deposition methods.the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). To validate the accident tolerant Nitrogen cold spray (NCS) wasbenefit of Cr coated cladding, bundle selected as the coating method totests were completed at Karlsruhe be used for Cr coated cladding. TheInstitute of Technology (KIT) on 2022|AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 107'