2017 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 51 This is the simplest most direct and nearest term solution for an Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuel. It provides safe plant operation by replacing the zirconium based cladding for a FeCrAl alloy. Significant efforts were invested in the tube making process of FeCrAl alloys both at Sandvik and at US plants such as Superior Tube and Century Tube.YukinoriYamamoto from ORNL was the lead in the success of the tube effort. Two primary alloy producers (Metaltek in Wisconsin and Sophis- ticated Alloys in Pennsylvania) are fabricating ingots of C26M for tube production purposes. Steam testing showed that C26M alloy is as resistant to attack by steam as APMT. High temperature (~300°C) hydrogenated and oxygenated water electrochemical testing showed that C26M and APMT behave in a similar manner as well-known reactor materials such as nickel alloy X-750 and stainless steel type 304. GE/Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) is working with utilities such as Southern Nuclear to insert the first FeCrAl fuel prototype into a commercial reactor in the US.The plant selected for the first effort is SNC’s Plant Hatch, Unit 1 during the Cycle 29 refueling outage (1Q18). It is planned to insert 2-8 Lead Fuel Rods (LFRs) into each of 2-4 GNF2 Lead Test Assemblies (LTAs) as segmented rods of the two FeCrAl alloys mentioned before (APMT and C26M). GNF/GE-Hitachi (GEH) and Southern interfaced with the Nuclear Regula- tory Commission (NRC) to obtain the authorizations to transport the fuel to the Georgia plant and to install the LTA into the reactors.