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Title: Microprocessor tester for the treat upgrade reactor trip system

The upgrading of the Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility at ANL-Idaho has been designed to provide additional experimental capabilities for the study of core disruptive accident (CDA) phenomena. In addition, a programmable Automated Reactor Control System (ARCS) will permit high-power transients up to 11,000 MW having a controlled reactor period of from 15 to 0.1 sec. These modifications to the core neutronics will improve simulation of LMFBR accident conditions. Finally, a sophisticated, multiply-redundant safety system, the Reactor Trip System (RTS), will provide safe operation for both steady state and transient production operating modes. To insure that this complex safety system is functioning properly, a Dedicated Microprocessor Tester (DMT) has been implemented to perform a thorough checkout of the RTS prior to all TREAT operations.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6120836
Report Number(s):
CONF-841007-39
ON: DE85004082
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear science symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, 31 Oct 1984; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; TREAT REACTOR; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; MICROPROCESSORS; SCRAM; AIR COOLED REACTORS; COMPUTERS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EXPERIMENTAL REACTORS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; REACTOR SHUTDOWN; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SHUTDOWNS; SOLID HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; TEST REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS 220400* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Control Systems; 220600 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Research, Test & Experimental Reactors