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CEGB research on boiler leaks and their detection in service

Abstract

The penalty in loss of output to an electricity generation organisation as a consequence of failure to deal effectively with small LMFBR boiler leaks would be large. There is therefore a considerable incentive for these organisations to satisfy themselves that proper provisions are made to ensure that both the incidence and the severity of boiler leaks are minimised. In the UK, responsibility for the research, development and design work for this and indeed for most aspects of future nuclear power plant rests with the UKAEA and NPC; nevertheless as a consequence of its 'informed operator' policy the Central Electricity Generating Board has devoted some research effort to this field in recent years. o date, research work has been put in hand with the objective of achieving an understanding of the basic behaviour of boiler leaks. In addition, attention has been given to leak detection by monitoring the sodium for increases in oxygen and hydrogen levels. In both cases leaks into liquid sodium rather than into the gas space have been considered. In the course of the work hydrogen and oxygen meters based on the galvanic cell principle have been constructed and evaluated. The former is a new device which is  More>>
Authors:
Hayes, D J [1] 
  1. Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories, Berkeley, Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1978
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-25
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFR specialists meeting on leak detection and location in LMFBR steam generators, Dimitrovgrad (USSR), 6-9 Jun 1978; Other Information: 19 refs, 22 figs; PBD: Oct 1978; Related Information: In: Specialists meeting on leak detection and location in LMFBR steam generators. Summary report, 144 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LEAK DETECTORS; LEAKS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; SODIUM; STEAM GENERATORS
OSTI ID:
20236784
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0200842011349
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 94-108
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hayes, D J. CEGB research on boiler leaks and their detection in service. IAEA: N. p., 1978. Web.
Hayes, D J. CEGB research on boiler leaks and their detection in service. IAEA.
Hayes, D J. 1978. "CEGB research on boiler leaks and their detection in service." IAEA.
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title = {CEGB research on boiler leaks and their detection in service}
author = {Hayes, D J}
abstractNote = {The penalty in loss of output to an electricity generation organisation as a consequence of failure to deal effectively with small LMFBR boiler leaks would be large. There is therefore a considerable incentive for these organisations to satisfy themselves that proper provisions are made to ensure that both the incidence and the severity of boiler leaks are minimised. In the UK, responsibility for the research, development and design work for this and indeed for most aspects of future nuclear power plant rests with the UKAEA and NPC; nevertheless as a consequence of its 'informed operator' policy the Central Electricity Generating Board has devoted some research effort to this field in recent years. o date, research work has been put in hand with the objective of achieving an understanding of the basic behaviour of boiler leaks. In addition, attention has been given to leak detection by monitoring the sodium for increases in oxygen and hydrogen levels. In both cases leaks into liquid sodium rather than into the gas space have been considered. In the course of the work hydrogen and oxygen meters based on the galvanic cell principle have been constructed and evaluated. The former is a new device which is comparable in performance with hydrogen meters based on the ion pump. The present state of the work is briefly described in this paper.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1978}
month = {Oct}
}