Power Burst Facility: power oscillation problem

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In late 1973 PBF achieved a power level of 15 MW. During this period of operation fluctuations in reactor power were observed. Many possible causes of these fluctuations were considered and a number of nuclear and non-nuclear tests were conducted. Initial instrumentation installed in the core showed coolant outlet temperature variations of 10$sup 0$F for several fuel cannisters and approximately 10 percent power variations at 15 MW. Power spectral density analysis showed a predominant frequency of 0.05 to 0.06 HZ. The testing program to determine the cause of the power oscillations is described. (auth)

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Lussie, W.G.; Wadkins, R.P. & Wells, R.A. January 1, 1975.

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  • Aerojet Nuclear Company
    Publisher Info: Aerojet Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho (USA)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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In late 1973 PBF achieved a power level of 15 MW. During this period of operation fluctuations in reactor power were observed. Many possible causes of these fluctuations were considered and a number of nuclear and non-nuclear tests were conducted. Initial instrumentation installed in the core showed coolant outlet temperature variations of 10$sup 0$F for several fuel cannisters and approximately 10 percent power variations at 15 MW. Power spectral density analysis showed a predominant frequency of 0.05 to 0.06 HZ. The testing program to determine the cause of the power oscillations is described. (auth)

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  • Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, San Francisco, California, USA, 16 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: CONF-751101--18
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4165650
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Lussie, W.G.; Wadkins, R.P. & Wells, R.A. Power Burst Facility: power oscillation problem, article, January 1, 1975; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc868571/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.