A system was developed and tested to provide a deeper understanding of the fission gas release kinetics from nuclear fuel during thermal transients. Pressure, temperature, spectral data, and optical images were simultaneously collected during resistive sample heating, and all released gases were collected in liquid nitrogen-cooled charcoal traps. Standup testing was performed with a high-burnup nuclear fuel segment from rod section with an average local burnup of 77 GWd/tU. During heating, the segment released approximately 6 ± 2% of generated fission gas inventory after ramp heating to 460°C. Heating ceased when the sample ejected from the holder, as observed by constant imaging.