HANFORD STUDIES FOR EGCR COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS. Summary Report

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The temperature, geometry, and flow conditions which exist in the EGCR were duplicated in a mock-up designated as the EGCR Burning Rig to establish the combustion conditions in the reactor. The conditions under which the EGCR Burning Rig will ignite were established and an analytical model was developed which predicts these conditions. Because the Burning Rig cannot exactly dupIicate the reactor situation the final prediction of the safety of the EGCR must rest on computer calculations employing the above analytical model. No advantage in retarding combustion was found in using silicon carbide coated fuel sleeves. The negative results of these ... continued below

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de Halas, D.R.; Dahl, R.E. & Jackson, J.L. October 10, 1961.

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The temperature, geometry, and flow conditions which exist in the EGCR were duplicated in a mock-up designated as the EGCR Burning Rig to establish the combustion conditions in the reactor. The conditions under which the EGCR Burning Rig will ignite were established and an analytical model was developed which predicts these conditions. Because the Burning Rig cannot exactly dupIicate the reactor situation the final prediction of the safety of the EGCR must rest on computer calculations employing the above analytical model. No advantage in retarding combustion was found in using silicon carbide coated fuel sleeves. The negative results of these tests are due both to the particular geometry of the EGCR moderator and sleeves as well as to the fact that all sleeves tested contained imperfections in the coatings. Chlorine was demonstrated to be an effective agent for extinguishing graphite fires. Concentrations in air of about 1% were observed to extinguish graphite fires at temperatures as high as 1000 deg C. (auth)

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  • Report No.: HW-71296
  • Grant Number: AT(45-1)-1350
  • DOI: 10.2172/4795826 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4795826
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056230

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de Halas, D.R.; Dahl, R.E. & Jackson, J.L. HANFORD STUDIES FOR EGCR COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS. Summary Report, report, October 10, 1961; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056230/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.