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Title: Conceptual Design of an Improved Sodium Plugging Loop

Abstract

Based upon lessons learned in operating the initial sodium portion of the Sodium Plugging Phenomena Loop that itself became plugged and could not be unplugged, a set of improved design features have been identified for a new sodium loop that is less prone to inadvertent plugging. The new design features include a new sodium vessel that combines the functionalities of an expansion tank and a cold trap, increasing the loop tubing diameter/size, improving the thermal designs of the pump and flow meter, improved heater zoning, and an improved temperature distribution strategy along the loop. A new plugging loop conceptual design implementing these features has been developed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1480504
Report Number(s):
ANL-ART-128
143728; TRN: US1902650
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; Compact diffusion-bonded heat exchanger; Plugging; Sodium

Citation Formats

Momozaki, Yoichi, and Sienicki, James J. Conceptual Design of an Improved Sodium Plugging Loop. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1480504.
Momozaki, Yoichi, & Sienicki, James J. Conceptual Design of an Improved Sodium Plugging Loop. United States. doi:10.2172/1480504.
Momozaki, Yoichi, and Sienicki, James J. Mon . "Conceptual Design of an Improved Sodium Plugging Loop". United States. doi:10.2172/1480504. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480504.
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title = {Conceptual Design of an Improved Sodium Plugging Loop},
author = {Momozaki, Yoichi and Sienicki, James J.},
abstractNote = {Based upon lessons learned in operating the initial sodium portion of the Sodium Plugging Phenomena Loop that itself became plugged and could not be unplugged, a set of improved design features have been identified for a new sodium loop that is less prone to inadvertent plugging. The new design features include a new sodium vessel that combines the functionalities of an expansion tank and a cold trap, increasing the loop tubing diameter/size, improving the thermal designs of the pump and flow meter, improved heater zoning, and an improved temperature distribution strategy along the loop. A new plugging loop conceptual design implementing these features has been developed.},
doi = {10.2172/1480504},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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