Description: This paper discusses the role the Loss-of-Fluid Test (LOFT) Experimental Program has played and will play in addressing licensing issues of interest to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), nuclear steam supply system vendors, and utility power companies. The LOFT facility is an operating, prototypically scaled pressurized water reactor (PWR) system in which experiments are performed that characterize conditions for postulated accidents in a commercial PWR. The accident conditions imposed have not caused damage to the LOFT system, and the system has been succesfully stabilized and recovered in each instance. Data from these experiments have provided and will continue to provide realistic answers to PWR licensing issues both before and after the accident at Three Mile Island (TMI).
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Solbrig, C.W.; Linebarger, J.H. & Kaufman, N.C.
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