Scaling of passive condenser system for separate effect testing

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1870-1878
Journal / PublicationNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume239
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The passive containment cooling system (PCCS) of the simplified boiling water reactor (SBWR) is a passive condenser system designed to remove energy from the containment for long term cooling period after a postulated reactor accident. Depending on pressure condition and noncondensable (NC) gas fraction in drywell (DW) and suppression pool (SP), three different modes are possible in the PCCS operation namely the forced flow, cyclic venting and complete condensation modes. The prototype SBWR has total of six condenser units with each unit consisting of hundreds of condenser tubes. Simulation of such prototype system is very expensive and complex. Hence a scaling analysis is used in designing an experimental model for the prototype PCCS condenser system. The motive for scaling is to achieve a homologous relationship between an experiment and the prototype which it represents. A scaling method for separate effect test facility is first presented. The design of the scaled test facility for PCCS condenser is then given. Data from the test facility are presented and scaling approach to relate the scaled test facility data to prototype is discussed. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Scaling of passive condenser system for separate effect testing. / Revankar, Shripad T.; Oh, Seungmin; Zhou, Wenzhong et al.
In: Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 239, No. 10, 10.2009, p. 1870-1878.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review