2018 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 12 Experiment instrumentation and experiment handling, assembly and disassembly are vital to ensure an experiment is assembled, disassembled and handled correctly to ensure the instrumentation gathers the proper data from an experiment for comparison with other experiments. 1.3 SHOWCASE CAPABILITIES TheTransient ReactorTest (TREAT) has proven that the base capabili- ties for performing experiments still exist. Improvements and new capa- bilities are required to enhanceTREAT’s capabilities for the future.The transient testing experiments program is actively pursuing the research development and demonstration of several advanced instrument technologies to meet near- term experimental programmatic goals while establishing the measurement capabilities for ongoing experimenta- tion.Also, research and development continues on improving experiment assembly and disassembly capabilities atTREAT. Project Description: The objective of theTREAT instrumen- tation capabilities is to improve and qualify sensors for near-term, cross- cutting experimenter needs ranging from off-the-shelf instrument integra- tion, experiment- andTREAT-specific needs such as unique sensors or sensor modifications, custom feedthroughs, instrument circuitry, etc. and provide a platform to integrate advanced sensors development atTREAT. One objective of theTREAT capabilities is to restore and improve the capabilities atTREAT and Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) to make experiment handling easier and safer for operations personnel.The phys- ical test envelope in theTREAT reactor is unchanged and the basic handling equipment is unchanged from past operations. Experiments must remain compatible for transportation in the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF-15) cask.While future water loops may likely occupy a larger cross-sectional footprint than previous loops, it is assumed that handling of all assembled experiments in HFEF can be restored using the same handling fixtures or with minor modifications. Much of the capability to handleTREAT experiments has been lost and needs to be restored. Another objective of theTREAT capabili- ties is to restore and improve assembly and disassembly of experiments. Support has been required to restore capability to assemble static vessel test trains.The support included electrical, gas, and fluid interfaces for pressurizing vessels and testing the assembled static system to verify proper initial condi- tions and proper functioning of the test train instrumentation. The Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Principal Investigator: Dan Wachs Collaborator:Todd Pavey