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Experimental studies of natural circulation decay heat removal in Japan Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR)

Kamide, Hideki ; Miyakoshi, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Osamu*; Eguchi, Yuzuru*; Koga, Tomonari*

Fully natural circulation system is adopted in a decay heat removal system (DHRS) of the designs of Japan Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR). Several investigations of experiments and simulation methods on this DHRS are performed. Water experiments were carried out for the primary heat transportation system including a reactor vessel and heat exchangers of DHRS using a 1/10 model. As for the DHRS loop, sodium experiments were carried out, especially for a heat exchanger installed in an Intermediate Heat Exchanger (IHX). Here, several results of the sodium experiments were described. Transient characteristics during the start up in the air system of the air cooler, secondary loop of DHRS, and the primary loop were examined by the sodium experiments. Smooth increase of natural circulation flow rates in all systems of air and sodium were confirmed. Verifications of numerical simulation methods are planned based on the water and sodium experiments in this investigation plan.



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