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A simplified method of power calibration

Abstract

The Nuclear Reactor Facility, University of Missouri Rolla, has developed a unique method of power calibration for pool type reactors. Since water is incompressible it can be assumed that a rise in the water level of the pool while operating at power can be attributed to the heat input from the reactor core. Water level changes of a small magnitude are easily detectable. This method has proven to be less costly, less time consuming, and more reproducible than the conventional gold foil calibration, and has proven to be more accurate than a heat balance because several problems with heat flow through the walls and to the atmosphere are automatically compensated for with this method. The accuracy of this means of calibration depends upon the accuracy of the measurement of the water level and can normally be expected to be two to four percent. (author)
Authors:
Jones, M; Elliott, A [1] 
  1. University of Missouri-Rolla (United States)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1974
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-US-09N0328; TOC-5
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. TRIGA owners' conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 25-27 Feb 1974; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Related Information: In: 3. TRIGA owners' conference. Papers and abstracts, 432 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ACCURACY; CALIBRATION; GOLD; HEAT; HEAT FLUX; POOL TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR CORES; WATER
OSTI ID:
21217743
Research Organizations:
General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA (United States)
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: US09N0350086527
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 4.8-4.12
Announcement Date:
Oct 17, 2009

Citation Formats

Jones, M, and Elliott, A. A simplified method of power calibration. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Jones, M, & Elliott, A. A simplified method of power calibration. United States.
Jones, M, and Elliott, A. 1974. "A simplified method of power calibration." United States.
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abstractNote = {The Nuclear Reactor Facility, University of Missouri Rolla, has developed a unique method of power calibration for pool type reactors. Since water is incompressible it can be assumed that a rise in the water level of the pool while operating at power can be attributed to the heat input from the reactor core. Water level changes of a small magnitude are easily detectable. This method has proven to be less costly, less time consuming, and more reproducible than the conventional gold foil calibration, and has proven to be more accurate than a heat balance because several problems with heat flow through the walls and to the atmosphere are automatically compensated for with this method. The accuracy of this means of calibration depends upon the accuracy of the measurement of the water level and can normally be expected to be two to four percent. (author)}
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year = {1974}
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}