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Title: Decay heat removal by natural convection - the RVACS system.

Abstract

In conclusion, this work shows that for sodium coolant the reactor vessel auxiliary cooling system (RVACS) is an effective passive heat removal system if the reactor power does not exceed about 1600 MW(th). Its effectiveness is limited by the effective radiative heat transfer coefficient in the inner gap. In a lead cooled system, economic considerations may impose a lower limit.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11937
Report Number(s):
ANL/RE/CP-99813
TRN: US0102297
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society 1999 Winter Meeting, Long Beach, CA (US), 11/14/1999--11/18/1999; Other Information: PBD: 17 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AFTER-HEAT REMOVAL; COOLANTS; RHR SYSTEMS; ECONOMICS; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; NATURAL CONVECTION; REACTOR VESSELS; SODIUM; LEAD; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS

Citation Formats

Tzanos, C. P. Decay heat removal by natural convection - the RVACS system.. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tzanos, C. P. Decay heat removal by natural convection - the RVACS system.. United States.
Tzanos, C. P. Tue . "Decay heat removal by natural convection - the RVACS system.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11937.
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abstractNote = {In conclusion, this work shows that for sodium coolant the reactor vessel auxiliary cooling system (RVACS) is an effective passive heat removal system if the reactor power does not exceed about 1600 MW(th). Its effectiveness is limited by the effective radiative heat transfer coefficient in the inner gap. In a lead cooled system, economic considerations may impose a lower limit.},
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year = {1999},
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