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Title: High-Pressure, High-Temperature Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy System Studies; Facility Design Description and Status Report

Abstract

A high-pressure, high-temperature water flow loop has been designed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for deployment in the INL Dynamic Energy Transport and Integration Laboratory (DETAIL) within the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) D100 northwest high bay. This loop is the first of three thermally coupled flow loops that will comprise the Advanced Reactor Technology Integral System Test (ARTIST) facility. The ARTIST facility will ultimately include a high temperature helium loop and a liquid salt loop, in addition to the PWR loop. The high-pressure water loop will operate at Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) conditions. It will support experimental research on nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems as well as advanced reactor technology topics. Within DETAIL, the water flow loop will also serve as a thermal energy source, emulating a reactor system. The loop will be thermally integrated with co-located energy systems including a thermal energy transport loop, thermal energy storage system, and a 25 kW high-temperature electrolysis system for hydrogen production. DETAIL will include additional energy systems such as an integrated microgrid and renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaics. The electrically heated flow loop will be dynamically controlled to simulate nuclear fuel behavior under normal and off-normal operating conditions. DETAIL will be designedmore » for characterization of complex system dynamics. The various components will be interfaced with Digital Real-Time Simulators for supervisory control and dynamic simulation of complete systems. The design and assembly of the high-pressure water flow loop and supporting systems has been subdivided into two Phases. Phase 1, which will be completed by the end of FY17, includes installation of cable trays and supports, electrical conduit, DI water system, drain lift station and the concrete pad for the chiller located outside of the laboratory. Phase 2 includes the detailed design and final assembly of the flow loop, supporting structures and personnel platforms, the chiller and associated piping. As of September, 2017, the final detailed design of the flow loop is complete. Funding for Phase 2 procurement, assembly, system operability checkout, shakedown testing and initial operation of the flow loop is requested for FY18.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1468574
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-17-43269-Rev000
TRN: US1902805
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Nuclear Hybrid Systems; Water Loop; Thermal Systems

Citation Formats

O'Brien, James E., Yoon, Su -Jong, Sabharwall, Piyush, and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.. High-Pressure, High-Temperature Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy System Studies; Facility Design Description and Status Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1468574.
O'Brien, James E., Yoon, Su -Jong, Sabharwall, Piyush, & Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.. High-Pressure, High-Temperature Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy System Studies; Facility Design Description and Status Report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1468574
O'Brien, James E., Yoon, Su -Jong, Sabharwall, Piyush, and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.. 2017. "High-Pressure, High-Temperature Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy System Studies; Facility Design Description and Status Report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1468574. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468574.
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title = {High-Pressure, High-Temperature Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility for Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy System Studies; Facility Design Description and Status Report},
author = {O'Brien, James E. and Yoon, Su -Jong and Sabharwall, Piyush and Bragg-Sitton, Shannon M.},
abstractNote = {A high-pressure, high-temperature water flow loop has been designed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for deployment in the INL Dynamic Energy Transport and Integration Laboratory (DETAIL) within the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) D100 northwest high bay. This loop is the first of three thermally coupled flow loops that will comprise the Advanced Reactor Technology Integral System Test (ARTIST) facility. The ARTIST facility will ultimately include a high temperature helium loop and a liquid salt loop, in addition to the PWR loop. The high-pressure water loop will operate at Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) conditions. It will support experimental research on nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems as well as advanced reactor technology topics. Within DETAIL, the water flow loop will also serve as a thermal energy source, emulating a reactor system. The loop will be thermally integrated with co-located energy systems including a thermal energy transport loop, thermal energy storage system, and a 25 kW high-temperature electrolysis system for hydrogen production. DETAIL will include additional energy systems such as an integrated microgrid and renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaics. The electrically heated flow loop will be dynamically controlled to simulate nuclear fuel behavior under normal and off-normal operating conditions. DETAIL will be designed for characterization of complex system dynamics. The various components will be interfaced with Digital Real-Time Simulators for supervisory control and dynamic simulation of complete systems. The design and assembly of the high-pressure water flow loop and supporting systems has been subdivided into two Phases. Phase 1, which will be completed by the end of FY17, includes installation of cable trays and supports, electrical conduit, DI water system, drain lift station and the concrete pad for the chiller located outside of the laboratory. Phase 2 includes the detailed design and final assembly of the flow loop, supporting structures and personnel platforms, the chiller and associated piping. As of September, 2017, the final detailed design of the flow loop is complete. Funding for Phase 2 procurement, assembly, system operability checkout, shakedown testing and initial operation of the flow loop is requested for FY18.},
doi = {10.2172/1468574},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1468574}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
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