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Title: THE COMPONENT TEST FACILITY – A NATIONAL USER FACILITY FOR TESTING OF HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS-COOLED REACTOR (HTGR) COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS

The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) and other High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) Projects require research, development, design, construction, and operation of a nuclear plant intended for both high-efficiency electricity production and high-temperature industrial applications, including hydrogen production. During the life cycle stages of an HTGR, plant systems, structures and components (SSCs) will be developed to support this reactor technology. To mitigate technical, schedule, and project risk associated with development of these SSCs, a large-scale test facility is required to support design verification and qualification prior to operational implementation. As a full-scale helium test facility, the Component Test facility (CTF) will provide prototype testing and qualification of heat transfer system components (e.g., Intermediate Heat Exchanger, valves, hot gas ducts), reactor internals, and hydrogen generation processing. It will perform confirmation tests for large-scale effects, validate component performance requirements, perform transient effects tests, and provide production demonstration of hydrogen and other high-temperature applications. Sponsored wholly or in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, the CTF will support NGNP and will also act as a National User Facility to support worldwide development of High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor technologies.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
936623
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-08-14630
TRN: US0805606
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: HTR 2008: ASME Conference on High Temperature Reactor Technologies,Washington, D.C.,09/28/2008,10/01/2008
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; DUCTS; ELECTRICITY; GAS COOLED REACTORS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER; HELIUM; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; IMPLEMENTATION; LIFE CYCLE; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; TESTING; TRANSIENTS; VALVES; VERIFICATION Component Test Facility; HTGR CTF