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MK-III Performance Tests in JOYO; Heat Transfer Characteristics of IHX, DHX (PT-312)

Oyama, Kazuhiro; Kawahara, Hirotaka ; Ariyoshi, Masahiko; Isozaki, Kazunori ; Sugaya, Kazushi*; Fukami, Akihiro*

The experimental fast reactor JOYO MK-III increased that the reactor thermal power by the factor 1.4. The main intermediate heat exchangers (IHX) and the dump heat exchangers (DHX) were exchanged. And then, the flow rate of the main cooling system, the secondary cooling system were increased. As one of the performance test to confirm that the cooling system which included these switch receptacles has an enough decay heat performance, it did an heat transfer characteristics test and it evaluated a heat balance, the decay heat performance of IHX and DHX.The outline is as follows.(1)It confirmed that the modificated plant had fixed performance by the heat balance of full power.(2)The secondary inlet temperature of B-loop IHX is about 6degree higher out of the cooling system with A-loop. It thinks that this is one because of the difference ( about 2 % ) with the flow rate of the main cooling system in measurement. There was decay heat capacity of the A-loop and the B-loop in the balance, making the flow rate of the main cooling system of the A-loop positive and supposing that the B-loop is a revision flow rate and as for the heat transfer performance of IHX of the A-loop and the B-loop, the approximately equal thing could be confirmed. As a result, as for the overall heat transfer coefficient of IHX, the A-loop was about 125 % of the design value, the B-loop was about 129 % of the design value and it confirmed that two IHX had the performance to be equal and an enough decay heat performance.(3)It made DHX outlet air temperature about 20degree and it calculated DHX outlet air flow from the decay heat capacity from sodium coolant and the DHX outlet air temperature in full power. As a result, DHX could confirm that the decay heat ability to be equivalent to he reactor thermal power in 85 - 90 % of capacities of design value (6,750m$$^{3}$$/min) and an enough decay heat performance.



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