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Title: Reactor transient control in support of PFR/TREAT TUCOP experiments

Abstract

Unique energy deposition and experiment control requirements posed bythe PFR/TREAT series of transient undercooling/overpower (TUCOP) experiments resulted in equally unique TREAT reactor operations. New reactor control computer algorithms were written and used with the TREAT reactor control computer system to perform such functions as early power burst generation (based on test train flow conditions), burst generation produced by a step insertion of reactivity following a controlled power ramp, and shutdown (SCRAM) initiators based on both test train conditions and energy deposition. Specialized hardware was constructed to simulate test train inputs to the control computer system so that computer algorithms could be tested in real time without irradiating the experiment.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6237060
Report Number(s):
CONF-841105-13
ON: DE84014748
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 11 Nov 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; TREAT REACTOR; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; TRANSIENTS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; REACTOR SAFETY; AIR COOLED REACTORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EXPERIMENTAL REACTORS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SAFETY; SOLID HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; TEST REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS; 220400* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Control Systems; 220600 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Research, Test & Experimental Reactors

Citation Formats

Burrows, D R, Larsen, G R, and Harrison, L J. Reactor transient control in support of PFR/TREAT TUCOP experiments. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Burrows, D R, Larsen, G R, & Harrison, L J. Reactor transient control in support of PFR/TREAT TUCOP experiments. United States.
Burrows, D R, Larsen, G R, and Harrison, L J. Sun . "Reactor transient control in support of PFR/TREAT TUCOP experiments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6237060.
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abstractNote = {Unique energy deposition and experiment control requirements posed bythe PFR/TREAT series of transient undercooling/overpower (TUCOP) experiments resulted in equally unique TREAT reactor operations. New reactor control computer algorithms were written and used with the TREAT reactor control computer system to perform such functions as early power burst generation (based on test train flow conditions), burst generation produced by a step insertion of reactivity following a controlled power ramp, and shutdown (SCRAM) initiators based on both test train conditions and energy deposition. Specialized hardware was constructed to simulate test train inputs to the control computer system so that computer algorithms could be tested in real time without irradiating the experiment.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6237060}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
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