Experimental and analytical studies of passive shutdown heat removal systems

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Using a naturally circulating air stream to remove shutdown decay heat from a nuclear reactor vessel is a key feature of advanced liquid metal reactor (LMR) concepts developed by potential vendors selected by the Department of Energy. General Electric and Rockwell International continue to develop innovative design concepts aimed at improving safety, lowering plant costs, simplifying plant operation, reducing construction times, and most of all, enhancing plant licensability. The reactor program at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) provides technical support to both organizations. The method of shutdown heat removal proposed employs a totally passive cooling system that rejects heat from the ... continued below

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Pedersen, D.; Tessier, J.; Heineman, J.; Stewart, R.; Anderson, T.; August, C. et al. January 1, 1987.

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Using a naturally circulating air stream to remove shutdown decay heat from a nuclear reactor vessel is a key feature of advanced liquid metal reactor (LMR) concepts developed by potential vendors selected by the Department of Energy. General Electric and Rockwell International continue to develop innovative design concepts aimed at improving safety, lowering plant costs, simplifying plant operation, reducing construction times, and most of all, enhancing plant licensability. The reactor program at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) provides technical support to both organizations. The method of shutdown heat removal proposed employs a totally passive cooling system that rejects heat from the reactor by radiation and natural convection to air. The system is inherently reliable since it is not subject failure modes associated with active decay cooling systems. The system is designed to assure adequate cooling of the reactor under abnormal operating conditions associated with loss of heat removal through other heat transport paths.

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NTIS, PC A02/M A01; 1.

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  • 24. national heat transfer conference and exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 9 Aug 1987

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  • Other: DE87011459
  • Report No.: CONF-870816-24
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6304656
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112707

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Pedersen, D.; Tessier, J.; Heineman, J.; Stewart, R.; Anderson, T.; August, C. et al. Experimental and analytical studies of passive shutdown heat removal systems, article, January 1, 1987; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1112707/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.