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Development of operation and maintenance technology for HTGRs by using HTTR (High Temperature engineering Test Reactor)

Shimizu, Atsushi ; Kawamoto, Taiki; Tochio, Daisuke ; Saito, Kenji ; Sawahata, Hiroaki ; Homma, Fumitaka; Furusawa, Takayuki ; Saikusa, Akio ; Takada, Shoji; Shinozaki, Masayuki

The long term high temperature operation using HTTR was carried out to establish the technical basis of HTGR in the high temperature test operation mode during 50-day since January till March, 2010. It is necessary to demonstrate the stability of plant during long-term operation in order to attain the stable supply of the high temperature heat to the planned heat utilization system of HTTR. Test data obtained in the operation were evaluated for the technical issues which were extracted before the operation. As the results, Stability and reliability of the components and facility was demonstrated by evaluating the heat transfer performance of high temperature components, the performance of pressure control to compensate helium gas leak, the reliability of the dynamic components such as helium gas circulators, the performance of heat-up protection of radiation shielding. Through the operation, the technical basis for the operation and maintenance technology of HTGRs was established.



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Category:Nuclear Science & Technology



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