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Sodium experiments on decay heat removal system of Japan sodium cooled fast reactor; Start-up transient of decay heat removal system

Kamide, Hideki ; Kobayashi, Jun ; Ono, Ayako ; Kimura, Nobuyuki; Miyakoshi, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Osamu*

Fully natural circulation system is adopted in a decay heat removal system (DHRS) of Japan Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR). The JSFR has two loops of the main heat transport system in order to reduce number of components and the construction cost. The DHRS of JSFR consists of one DRACS and two PRACS, which have a heat exchanger in a primary-side inlet plenum of IHX in each loop. Sodium experiments were carried out for heat transfer characteristics of a sodium-sodium heat exchanger of PRACS and also start-up transient of the DHRS loop. Heat transfer coefficient on the tube outer surface was in good agreement with a conventional correlation under operation condition in the reactor. The transient experiments for the start-up of DHRS loop showed that smooth increase of natural draft in the air duct followed by the sodium flow rate in the DHRS loop. Some delay of the flow rate increase was recognized in the DHRS loop as compared with that of the natural draft in the air cooler.



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