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Title: Development, construction, and use of pneumometric tubes for measurement of steam flow in the steam lines of PVG-1000 at NPP

Abstract

A system for the direct measurement of steam flow in steam lines after a steam generator, which utilizes a special design of pneumometric tubes and a computing unit that accounts for variation in steam pressure, has been developed to improve the quality of water-level regulation in the steam generators of VVER-1000 power-generating units in the stationary and transitional modes. The advantage of the pneumometric tubes consists in their structural simplicity, high erosion resistance, and absence of irrevocable losses during measurement of steam flow. A similar measurement system is used at foreign NPP. The measurement system in question has been placed in experimental service at the No. 3 unit of the Balakovo NPP, and has demonstrated its worthiness. This measurement system can also be used to determine steam flow in the steam lines of NPP units with VVER-1000 and VVER-440 reactors, and PBMK-1000 power-generating units.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. FGUP 'Elektrogorsk Scientific-Research Center for NPP Safety' (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072450
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Power Technology and Engineering (Print); Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s10749-007-0033-0; Copyright (c) 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; EROSION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; STEAM; STEAM GENERATORS; STEAM LINES; TUBES; WATER; WWER TYPE REACTORS

Citation Formats

Gorbunov, Yu. S., Ageev, A. G., Vasil'eva, R. V., and Korol'kov, B. M. Development, construction, and use of pneumometric tubes for measurement of steam flow in the steam lines of PVG-1000 at NPP. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1007/S10749-007-0033-0.
Gorbunov, Yu. S., Ageev, A. G., Vasil'eva, R. V., & Korol'kov, B. M. Development, construction, and use of pneumometric tubes for measurement of steam flow in the steam lines of PVG-1000 at NPP. United States. doi:10.1007/S10749-007-0033-0.
Gorbunov, Yu. S., Ageev, A. G., Vasil'eva, R. V., and Korol'kov, B. M. Tue . "Development, construction, and use of pneumometric tubes for measurement of steam flow in the steam lines of PVG-1000 at NPP". United States. doi:10.1007/S10749-007-0033-0.
@article{osti_21072450,
title = {Development, construction, and use of pneumometric tubes for measurement of steam flow in the steam lines of PVG-1000 at NPP},
author = {Gorbunov, Yu. S. and Ageev, A. G. and Vasil'eva, R. V. and Korol'kov, B. M.},
abstractNote = {A system for the direct measurement of steam flow in steam lines after a steam generator, which utilizes a special design of pneumometric tubes and a computing unit that accounts for variation in steam pressure, has been developed to improve the quality of water-level regulation in the steam generators of VVER-1000 power-generating units in the stationary and transitional modes. The advantage of the pneumometric tubes consists in their structural simplicity, high erosion resistance, and absence of irrevocable losses during measurement of steam flow. A similar measurement system is used at foreign NPP. The measurement system in question has been placed in experimental service at the No. 3 unit of the Balakovo NPP, and has demonstrated its worthiness. This measurement system can also be used to determine steam flow in the steam lines of NPP units with VVER-1000 and VVER-440 reactors, and PBMK-1000 power-generating units.},
doi = {10.1007/S10749-007-0033-0},
journal = {Power Technology and Engineering (Print)},
number = 3,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}