Assessment of Feasibility of the Beneficial Use of Waste Heat from the Advanced Test Reactor

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This report investigates the feasibility of using waste heat from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). A proposed glycol waste heat recovery system was assessed for technical and economic feasibility. The system under consideration would use waste heat from the ATR secondary coolant system to preheat air for space heating of TRA-670. A tertiary coolant stream would be extracted from the secondary coolant system loop and pumped to a new plate and frame heat exchanger, where heat would be transferred to a glycol loop for preheating outdoor air in the heating and ventilation system. Historical data from Advanced Test Reactor operations ... continued below

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Guillen, Donna P. July 1, 2012.

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This report investigates the feasibility of using waste heat from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). A proposed glycol waste heat recovery system was assessed for technical and economic feasibility. The system under consideration would use waste heat from the ATR secondary coolant system to preheat air for space heating of TRA-670. A tertiary coolant stream would be extracted from the secondary coolant system loop and pumped to a new plate and frame heat exchanger, where heat would be transferred to a glycol loop for preheating outdoor air in the heating and ventilation system. Historical data from Advanced Test Reactor operations over the past 10 years indicates that heat from the reactor coolant was available (when needed for heating) for 43.5% of the year on average. Potential energy cost savings by using the waste heat to preheat intake air is $242K/yr. Technical, safety, and logistics considerations of the glycol waste heat recovery system are outlined. Other opportunities for using waste heat and reducing water usage at ATR are considered.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-12-25004
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/1054310 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1054310
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc830568

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Guillen, Donna P. Assessment of Feasibility of the Beneficial Use of Waste Heat from the Advanced Test Reactor, report, July 1, 2012; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830568/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.