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Estimation of acceptable beam trip frequencies of accelerators for ADS and comparison with experimental data of accelerators

Takei, Hayanori ; Nishihara, Kenji ; Tsujimoto, Kazufumi ; Furukawa, Kazuro*; Yano, Yoshiharu*; Ogawa, Yujiro*; Oigawa, Hiroyuki 

Frequent beam trips as experienced in existing high power proton accelerators may cause thermal fatigue problems in ADS components which may lead to degradation of their structural integrity and reduction of their lifetime. Thermal transient analyses were performed to investigate the effects of beam trips on the reactor components, with the objective of formulating ADS design that had higher engineering possibilities and determining the requirements for accelerator reliability. These analyses were made on the thermal responses of four parts of the reactor components; the beam window, the cladding tube, the inner barrel and the reactor vessel. Our results indicated that the acceptable frequency of beam trips ranged from 43 to $$2.5times10^4$$ times per year depending on the beam trip duration to keep the plant availability 70%. In order to consider measures to reduce the frequency of beam trips on the high power accelerator for ADS, we compared the acceptable frequency of beam trips with the operation data of existing accelerators. The result of this comparison showed that the beam trip frequency for durations of 10 seconds or less was within the acceptable level, while that exceeding five minutes should be reduced to about 1/35 to satisfy the plant availability conditions.

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