Authors & Affiliations

Morozov A.V., Shlepkin A.S.
A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk, Russia

Morozov A.V. - Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Sci. (Tech.), A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering. Contacts: 1, pl. Bondarenko, Obninsk, Kaluga reg, Russia, 249033. Tel. (484) 399 81-19; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shlepkin A.S. – PhD student, A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering.


This paper presents results of an experimental study of the model of VVER steam generator (SG) in the emergency steam condensation mode. The main factor limiting the operation of SG in steam co ndensation mode is the accumulation of non-condensable gases coming from the reactor and the hydro accumulators of the first stage to the steam generator tube bundle. During the emergency process the condensing power of steam generator is maintained by withdrawal of steam-gas mixture from a cold header of steam generator to the volume of hydro accumulator of the second stage vessels. Furthermore, there are processes in the steam generator itself that contribute to the maintenance of the operation of SG in the condensation mode.

The degree of the effect of operating factors on the operation of the steam generator in condensation mode has been studied in experiments carried out on the "HA2M-SG" test facility, built in IPPE. Experiments were carried out at the test facility at the constant pressure of the first circuit. The values of the concentration of non-condensable gases in the steam-gas mixture produced at the test facility are determined in accordance with the estimated generation of hydrogen and nitrogen in the reactor during the emergency process.

The obtained results can be used for the verification of computer codes used for numerical simulation of the emergency processes in the VVER-1200 reactor plant.

VVER, steam generator, condensation mode, non-condensable gases, steam-gas mixture

Article Text (PDF, in Russian)


UDC 621.039.58

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants", 2016, issue 3, 3:9