The Experimental Fuels Facility (EFF) houses a wide range of fuel fabrication capabilities, supporting customers in the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy and private industry partners through Idaho National Laboratory’s cooperative research & development program.
Uranium and uranium-alloy casting
Uranium and uranium-alloy extrusion
Uranium machining equipment capable of processing unalloyed and alloyed uranium metal and ceramics at all enrichments
Inert-atmosphere uranium-processing glovebox line for fabrication and handling of alloys and powders
Multiple furnaces with temperature capability up to 2,000°C in vacuum, argon, air, hydrogen, and nitrogen atmospheres
Nonradiological machine shop to support advanced fuel development