2018 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 32 in cladding wear volume.These measured properties show potential for improved in-service corrosion and fretting performance of cladding under normal and Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA) conditions. For chromia-doped UO2 fuel, pellet qualification testing has been completed on a full-scale production line at Framatome’s Richland,WA manufacturing facility and upgrades are being made to additional UO2 production lines for expansion. The FramatomeTeam is preparing for Cr-coated cladding and chromia- doped pellet LTAs to be inserted in Vogtle-2 in Spring 2019 (as well as Cr-coated LeadTest Rods (LTRs) to be inserted into a Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) reactor by Fall 2019) and continues to perform manufacturing and design activities for this purpose. For the Cr-coated cladding, a coating deposition system has been built, tested, optimized, and qualified for full-length tubes. Coating uniformity (visual and thru-thickness) has been achieved over the full length of the tubes which are shown in Figure 2. To instill confidence in the full-length fabrication scale up efforts, high temperature air oxidation tests on tube segments showed behavior identical to samples coated on a smaller, prototype deposition system. To support LTR/LTA insertion, simulation capabilities for chromia- doped fuel pellets have been added to Framatome’s fuel performance code.A plan to support the batch implementation of the Framatome’s chromia-doped fuel and Cr-coated cladding has been developed and presented to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Figure 3. Cr coated cladding rodlets for ATR – ATF-2 irradiation.