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Title: Operation Data from the UW Natural Circulation FLiBe Flow Loop

Abstract

Operating measurements from three multi-week test campaigns of the natural circulation FLiBe loop. This system is investigating thermal hydraulic behavior of the molten salt BeF_2 -LiF (33 - 67 mol %). The system behaves in a stable fashion, but shows unusual local transients, such as flow break-down in the riser and thermal jumps at the cooler exit. Heat transfer shows promising trends that FLiBe will behave as a normal heat transfer fluid, as long as salt purity can be maintained. The most recent test shows heat transfer degradation that is likely a result of oxides and impurities. The data archive contains as-built dimensions, Matlab analysis codes, and the raw data files.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Contributing Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of California, Berkeley, University of New Mexico
OSTI Identifier:
1495056
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0008285; AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Other
Resource Relation:
Related Information: K. R. Britsch, M. H. Anderson, P. Brooks, and K. Sridharan, “Natural circulation FLiBe loop overview,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transf., vol. 134, no. C, pp. 970–983, May 2019.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Molten salt; Flibe; Flow loop; Natural circulation; Heat transfer

Citation Formats

Britsch, Karl Robert, Doniger, William, Anderson, Mark, and Sridharan, Kumar. Operation Data from the UW Natural Circulation FLiBe Flow Loop. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Britsch, Karl Robert, Doniger, William, Anderson, Mark, & Sridharan, Kumar. Operation Data from the UW Natural Circulation FLiBe Flow Loop. United States.
Britsch, Karl Robert, Doniger, William, Anderson, Mark, and Sridharan, Kumar. Fri . "Operation Data from the UW Natural Circulation FLiBe Flow Loop". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495056.
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