High Power Density Development Project: Potter Meter Calibration and Instrumented Fuel Bundle Pressure Drop

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Summary: Technical report describing the testing of eight Potter Meters, for metering inlet flow and measuring exit steam qualities in the Consumers Big Rock Point Instrumented Fuel Assemblies, were individually calibrated for flow and pressure drop up to 500 gpm in the low temperature (130 F) fluid flow facility. The flow calibration comparison made with an ASME orifice installation, agreed to within + - 1 percent among seven of the meters, and meter Serial No. 8 was 2.8 percent lower than the others. Pressure drop among the meters was within about 5 percent. Locked rotor pressure drop data was obtained … continued below

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Polomik, E. E. & Swan, C. L. July 26, 1963.

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Summary: Technical report describing the testing of eight Potter Meters, for metering inlet flow and measuring exit steam qualities in the Consumers Big Rock Point Instrumented Fuel Assemblies, were individually calibrated for flow and pressure drop up to 500 gpm in the low temperature (130 F) fluid flow facility. The flow calibration comparison made with an ASME orifice installation, agreed to within + - 1 percent among seven of the meters, and meter Serial No. 8 was 2.8 percent lower than the others. Pressure drop among the meters was within about 5 percent. Locked rotor pressure drop data was obtained on one meter. A fully instrumented fuel bundle was tested in the low temperature facility and pressure drop data obtained for the tieplates and meters, spacers, and channel rods. A mock-up of the exit end of the instrumented fuel bundles, composed of 1 foot of fuel rods, tieplate, and Potter Meter was tested in the High Pressure Heat Transfer Facility. Data was obtained for single- and two-phase calibration of total flow and exit steam quality in an instrumented bundle. Each meter was operated, for a minimum of 6-8 hours after bearing modifications necessitated by seizure of the rotors, in the High Pressure Facility under conditions of 1000 psi and qualities of about 5-6 percent to verify operation and obtain some run-in time before reactor installation. A total of 655 hours of test and run-in time was made on all eight meters.

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82 pages ; illustrations.

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Digitized from microopaque cards.

Prepared under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Contract AT(04-3)-361.

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  • Report No.: GEAP-4327
  • Grant Number: AT(04-3)-361
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/GEAP-4327
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201377
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201377

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Polomik, E. E. & Swan, C. L. High Power Density Development Project: Potter Meter Calibration and Instrumented Fuel Bundle Pressure Drop, report, July 26, 1963; San Jose, California.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201377/: accessed January 20, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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