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CODEX-B4C experiment. Core degradation test with boron carbide control rod

Abstract

The CODEX-B4C bundle test has been successfully performed on 25{sup th} May 2001 in the framework of the COLOSS project of the EU 5{sup th} FWP. The high temperature degradation of a VVER-1000 type bundle with B{sub 4}C control rod was investigated with electrically heated fuel rods. The experiment was carried out according to a scenario selected in favour of methane formation. Degradation of control rod and fuel bundle took place at temperatures {approx}2000 deg C, cooling down of the bundle was performed in steam atmosphere. The gas composition measurement indicated no methane production during the experiment. High release of aerosols was detected in the high temperature oxidation phase. The on-line measured data are collected into a database and are available for code validation and development. (author)
Authors:
Hozer, Z; Nagy, I; Windberg, P; Balasko, M; Matus, L; Prokopiev, O; Pinter, A; Horvath, M; Gyenes, Gy; [1]  Czitrovszky, A; Nagy, A; Jani, P [2] 
  1. KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest (Hungary)
  2. Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (Hungary)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 2003
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
KFKI-2003-01/G
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 2003
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; COOLING; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA PROCESSING; EUROPEAN UNION; FUEL ELEMENT CLUSTERS; FUEL RODS; METHANE; THERMAL DEGRADATION; WWER TYPE REACTORS
OSTI ID:
20433083
Research Organizations:
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary). Central Research Inst. for Physics
Country of Origin:
Hungary
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: HU0400003015958
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
115 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hozer, Z, Nagy, I, Windberg, P, Balasko, M, Matus, L, Prokopiev, O, Pinter, A, Horvath, M, Gyenes, Gy, Czitrovszky, A, Nagy, A, and Jani, P. CODEX-B4C experiment. Core degradation test with boron carbide control rod. Hungary: N. p., 2003. Web.
Hozer, Z, Nagy, I, Windberg, P, Balasko, M, Matus, L, Prokopiev, O, Pinter, A, Horvath, M, Gyenes, Gy, Czitrovszky, A, Nagy, A, & Jani, P. CODEX-B4C experiment. Core degradation test with boron carbide control rod. Hungary.
Hozer, Z, Nagy, I, Windberg, P, Balasko, M, Matus, L, Prokopiev, O, Pinter, A, Horvath, M, Gyenes, Gy, Czitrovszky, A, Nagy, A, and Jani, P. 2003. "CODEX-B4C experiment. Core degradation test with boron carbide control rod." Hungary.
@misc{etde_20433083,
title = {CODEX-B4C experiment. Core degradation test with boron carbide control rod}
author = {Hozer, Z, Nagy, I, Windberg, P, Balasko, M, Matus, L, Prokopiev, O, Pinter, A, Horvath, M, Gyenes, Gy, Czitrovszky, A, Nagy, A, and Jani, P}
abstractNote = {The CODEX-B4C bundle test has been successfully performed on 25{sup th} May 2001 in the framework of the COLOSS project of the EU 5{sup th} FWP. The high temperature degradation of a VVER-1000 type bundle with B{sub 4}C control rod was investigated with electrically heated fuel rods. The experiment was carried out according to a scenario selected in favour of methane formation. Degradation of control rod and fuel bundle took place at temperatures {approx}2000 deg C, cooling down of the bundle was performed in steam atmosphere. The gas composition measurement indicated no methane production during the experiment. High release of aerosols was detected in the high temperature oxidation phase. The on-line measured data are collected into a database and are available for code validation and development. (author)}
place = {Hungary}
year = {2003}
month = {Nov}
}