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Development of sodium technology

Abstract

The objective of present study is to produce the experimental data for development and verification of computer codes for development of LMR and to develop the preliminary technologies for the future large scale verification experiments. A MHD experimental test loop has been constructed for the quantitative analysis of the effect of magnetic field on the sodium flow and experiments are carried out for three EM pumps. The previous pressure drop correlations are evaluated using the experimental data obtained from the pressure drop experiment in a 19-pin fuel assembly with wire spacer. An dimensionless variable is proposed to describe the amplitude and frequency of the fluctuation of free surface using the experimental data obtained from free surface experimental apparatus and an empirical correlation is developed using this dimensionless variable. An experimental test loop is constructed to measure the flow characteristics in IHX shell side and the local pressure drop in fuel assembly, and to test the vibration behaviour of fuel pins due to flow induced vibration. The sodium two-phase flow measuring technique using the electromagnetic flowmeter is developed and the sodium differential pressure drop measuring technique using the method of direct contact of sodium and oil is established. The work on  More>>
Authors:
Hwang, Sung Tai; Nam, H Y; Choi, Y D [1] 
  1. and others
Publication Date:
May 01, 2000
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
KAERI/RR-2021/99
Reference Number:
EDB-00:115406
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 262 refs, 327 figs, 16 tabs; PBD: May 2000
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ACOUSTIC DETECTION; COMPUTER CODES; ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMPS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; LEAK DETECTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MOLTEN METAL-WATER REACTIONS; PRESSURE DROP; SODIUM; SPACERS; THERMAL SPIKES
OSTI ID:
20101233
Research Organizations:
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: KR0000176047829
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
779 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hwang, Sung Tai, Nam, H Y, and Choi, Y D. Development of sodium technology. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hwang, Sung Tai, Nam, H Y, & Choi, Y D. Development of sodium technology. Korea, Republic of.
Hwang, Sung Tai, Nam, H Y, and Choi, Y D. 2000. "Development of sodium technology." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Development of sodium technology}
author = {Hwang, Sung Tai, Nam, H Y, and Choi, Y D}
abstractNote = {The objective of present study is to produce the experimental data for development and verification of computer codes for development of LMR and to develop the preliminary technologies for the future large scale verification experiments. A MHD experimental test loop has been constructed for the quantitative analysis of the effect of magnetic field on the sodium flow and experiments are carried out for three EM pumps. The previous pressure drop correlations are evaluated using the experimental data obtained from the pressure drop experiment in a 19-pin fuel assembly with wire spacer. An dimensionless variable is proposed to describe the amplitude and frequency of the fluctuation of free surface using the experimental data obtained from free surface experimental apparatus and an empirical correlation is developed using this dimensionless variable. An experimental test loop is constructed to measure the flow characteristics in IHX shell side and the local pressure drop in fuel assembly, and to test the vibration behaviour of fuel pins due to flow induced vibration. The sodium two-phase flow measuring technique using the electromagnetic flowmeter is developed and the sodium differential pressure drop measuring technique using the method of direct contact of sodium and oil is established. The work on the analysis of sodium fire characteristics and produce data for vlidation of computer code is performed. Perfect reopen time of self plugged leak path was observed to be about 130 minutes after water leak initiation. Reopen shape of a specimen appeared to be double layer of circular type, and reopen size of this specimen surface was about 2mm diameter on sodium side. In small water leakage experiments, the following correlation equation about the reopen time between sodium temperature and initial leak rate was obtained, {tau}{sub c} = {delta}{center_dot}g{sup -0.83}{center_dot}10{sup (3570/T{sub Na}-3.34)}, in 400-500 deg C of liquid sodium atmosphere. The characteristics of pressure propagation and gas flow, and pressure transient transferred to the IHX will be analyzed. The experimental data will be used for the primary verification of SPIKE code. The verified SPIKE code will be applied to the design of KALIMER secondary ststem an used to analyze the safety of equipment in sodium-water reaction. The hydrogen detector showed the characteristics of hydrogen leak detection delay. In the development of acoustic leak detection technology, considering the design conditions of the KALIMER steam generator, we predicted the limitation of water leak detection, the selection of acoustic sensor, and the construction of the DSP instrument. The experimental and simulated results on the frequencies of acoustic signal according to the leak level were compared.}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {2000}
month = {May}
}