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The Special Power Excursion Reactor Test Program known as SPERT was a series of tests focusing on the safety of nuclear reactors. It was commissioned in 1954 by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to be run by the Phillips Petroleum Company.
The SPERT-I reactor became operational in July 1955 with the first tests being performed in September.
The SPERT-II reactor became operational in March 1960.
- ^ a b c Nuclear Safety — A review of Recent Developments. Volume 2, Number 3. pgs. 15-16.
- ^ J. Dugone (November 1965). "SPERT III Reactor Facility: E-Core Revision".
- ^ W. E. Nyer, S. G. Forbes. SPERT I Reactor Safety Studies.