Debris Impact on Emergency Coolant Recirculation

Workshop Proceedings, Albuquerque NM, USA, 25-27 February 2004

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This conference proceedings examines the most recent research and developments related to the impact of debris on emergency coolant recirculation.  Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 2004, this proceedings had sessions on safety assessment and regulatory requirements, experimental work, analytical work, and industry solutions.  The proceedings present the papers presented as well as a summary of discussions that took place.





Safety Assessment and Regulatory Requirements

Nuclear Energy Agency

Seven papers were presented in Session 1. Taking benefit of the lessons from the Barsebäck accident, many countries have improved their units since 1992. In Sweden, new strainers were developed for PWR installations which included large sacrificial strainers and self-cleaning “wing-strainer” to provide robust debris handling. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Canadian industry worked closely together to solve the strainer issue. AECL performed extensive tests and developed finned strainers to provide added strainer areas. Despite the issue of an official recommendation in 1998, German technical support organisations and utilities performed further experiments to demonstrate the function of the sump ...


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