2018 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 34 Figure 1. The GE Nuclear and Southern Nuclear Team which won the 2018 TIP award from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) for the first commercial nuclear power plant to load accident tolerant IronClad and ARMOR fuel. The objective of the current Phase 2 (Development and Qualification) General Electric (GE) project is to advance the design and development of nuclear fuels for light water reactors with enhanced accident tolerance.The project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of using FeCrAl alloys or IronClad to make commercial power reactors safer to operate. Besides IronClad, the project also includes a coating program for zirconium alloys called ARMOR and the study of cermet fuels. Project Description: The GE (including GE Global Research, Global Nuclear Fuels and GE Hitachi Nuclear) project involves the participation of three National Laboratories: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as well as the reactor owner utilities Exelon Generation and Southern Nuclear. The entire organization is working to meet the initial metric requirements from the Department of Energy (DOE) to make the reactors safer and more General Electric Development of Accident Tolerant Fuels Principal Investigators: Raul B. Rebak and Russ M. Fawcett Collaborators: Evan Dolley, Chuck Paone, Rich Augi, Myles Connor, Dan Lutz, Patrick Davis, Sarah Desilva, Marty Swan,Yang-Pi Lin