Experimental Breeder Reactor II inherent shutdown and heat removal tests - test results and analysis

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A test program is being conducted to demonstrate that a power producing Liquid Metal Reactor (LMR) can passively remove shutdown heat by natural convection; passively reduce power in response to a loss of reactor flow and passively reduce power in response to a loss of the balance of plant heat sink. Measurements and pretest predictions confirm that natural convection is a reliable, predictable method of shutdown heat removal and suggest that safety-related pumps or pony motors are not necessary for safe, shutdown heat removal in a LMR. Measurements from tests in which reactor flow and heat rejection to the balance ... continued below

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Planchon, H.P.; Singer, R.M.; Mohr, D.; Feldman, E.E.; Chang, L.K. & Betten, P.R. January 1, 1985.

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A test program is being conducted to demonstrate that a power producing Liquid Metal Reactor (LMR) can passively remove shutdown heat by natural convection; passively reduce power in response to a loss of reactor flow and passively reduce power in response to a loss of the balance of plant heat sink. Measurements and pretest predictions confirm that natural convection is a reliable, predictable method of shutdown heat removal and suggest that safety-related pumps or pony motors are not necessary for safe, shutdown heat removal in a LMR. Measurements from tests in which reactor flow and heat rejection to the balance of plant were perturbed show that reactivity feedbacks can passively control power and temperature. This data is a basis for additional tests including a complete loss-of-flow without scram and a complete loss of heat sink without scram.

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  • ANS/ENS fast reactor safety meeting, Knoxville, TN, USA, 21 Apr 1985

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  • Other: DE85010483
  • Report No.: CONF-850410-31
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5633119
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093319

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Planchon, H.P.; Singer, R.M.; Mohr, D.; Feldman, E.E.; Chang, L.K. & Betten, P.R. Experimental Breeder Reactor II inherent shutdown and heat removal tests - test results and analysis, article, January 1, 1985; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093319/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.