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Title: Severe Accident Test Station Design Document

Abstract

The purpose of the ORNL severe accident test station (SATS) is to provide a platform for evaluation of advanced fuels under projected beyond design basis accident (BDBA) conditions. The SATS delivers the capability to map the behavior of advanced fuels concepts under accident scenarios across various temperature and pressure profiles, steam and steam-hydrogen gas mixtures, and thermal shock. The overall facility will include parallel capabilities for examination of fuels and irradiated materials (in-cell) and non-irradiated materials (out-of-cell) at BDBA conditions as well as design basis accident (DBA) or loss of coolant accident (LOCA) conditions. Also, a supporting analytical infrastructure to provide the data-needs for the fuel-modeling components of the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program will be put in place in a parallel manner. This design report contains the information for the first, second and third phases of design and construction of the SATS. The first phase consisted of the design and construction of an out-of-cell BDBA module intended for examination of non-irradiated materials. The second phase of this work was to construct the BDBA in-cell module to test irradiated fuels and materials as well as the module for DBA (i.e. LOCA) testing out-of-cell, The third phase was tomore » build the in-cell DBA module. The details of the design constraints and requirements for the in-cell facility have been closely captured during the deployment of the out-of-cell SATS modules to ensure effective future implementation of the in-cell modules.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1252142
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2015/556
AF5810000; NEAF278; TRN: US1601354
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LOSS OF COOLANT; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; SPENT FUELS; DESIGN; TEST FACILITIES; ORNL; HYDROGEN; CONSTRUCTION; MIXTURES; STEAM; ACCIDENT-TOLERANT NUCLEAR FUELS; THERMAL SHOCK; EVALUATION; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Snead, Mary A., Yan, Yong, Howell, Michael, Keiser, James R., and Terrani, Kurt A.. Severe Accident Test Station Design Document. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1252142.
Snead, Mary A., Yan, Yong, Howell, Michael, Keiser, James R., & Terrani, Kurt A.. Severe Accident Test Station Design Document. United States. doi:10.2172/1252142.
Snead, Mary A., Yan, Yong, Howell, Michael, Keiser, James R., and Terrani, Kurt A.. Tue . "Severe Accident Test Station Design Document". United States. doi:10.2172/1252142. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1252142.
@article{osti_1252142,
title = {Severe Accident Test Station Design Document},
author = {Snead, Mary A. and Yan, Yong and Howell, Michael and Keiser, James R. and Terrani, Kurt A.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of the ORNL severe accident test station (SATS) is to provide a platform for evaluation of advanced fuels under projected beyond design basis accident (BDBA) conditions. The SATS delivers the capability to map the behavior of advanced fuels concepts under accident scenarios across various temperature and pressure profiles, steam and steam-hydrogen gas mixtures, and thermal shock. The overall facility will include parallel capabilities for examination of fuels and irradiated materials (in-cell) and non-irradiated materials (out-of-cell) at BDBA conditions as well as design basis accident (DBA) or loss of coolant accident (LOCA) conditions. Also, a supporting analytical infrastructure to provide the data-needs for the fuel-modeling components of the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program will be put in place in a parallel manner. This design report contains the information for the first, second and third phases of design and construction of the SATS. The first phase consisted of the design and construction of an out-of-cell BDBA module intended for examination of non-irradiated materials. The second phase of this work was to construct the BDBA in-cell module to test irradiated fuels and materials as well as the module for DBA (i.e. LOCA) testing out-of-cell, The third phase was to build the in-cell DBA module. The details of the design constraints and requirements for the in-cell facility have been closely captured during the deployment of the out-of-cell SATS modules to ensure effective future implementation of the in-cell modules.},
doi = {10.2172/1252142},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

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