U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 1-53
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Table 1.12. Compatibility of Various Reactor and Containment Systems
A - Well matched
B - Compatible
C - Not well matched
D - Incompatible
- Wide use (three or more)
- Some use (less than three)
- Regarded as possible
- Regarded as unlikely
High Low Pressure Pressure Pressure
Pressure Pressure Suppression Relief Venting
Pressurized water A-1 B-3 B-3 B-3 C-4
Boiling water A-i B-2 A-I B-3 C-4
Aqueous homogeneous A-2 C-3 C-3 D-4 D-4
Heavy-water moderated A-2 B-3 B-3 B-2 C-3
Liquid-metal cooled, thermal B-3 A-3 D-4 B-3 A-2
Liquid-metal cooled, fast A-2 B-3 D-4 D-4 C-3
Gas cooled A-2 B-3 D-4 B-3 A-1
Organic moderated B-3 A-2 C-4 B-3 B-3
Fused-salt fueled B-2 A-3 C-3 C-3 B-3
Test A-1 B-3 C-4 B-3 A-1
University research B-3 B-2 C-4 C-3 A-I
aSee Section 1.3 for a general description of reactor types.
See Section 1.4 for a general description of containment systems.
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