Authors & Affiliations

Morozov A.V., Sakhipgareev A.R.
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.
Sakhipgareev A.R. – PhD student, A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering.

Abstract

The article presents the results of an experimental study of the processes that are took place while supplying subcooled liquid jet in the volume of the model of accumulator tank of passive core flooding system of the VVER reactor facility (the HA-2 system) in the presence of non-condensable gases. Water supply to the volume of accumulator tank can be used as a mean to extend the operating time of the VVER steam generator in the emergency condensing mode and ensure a long core cooling. A feature of the investigated processes is the low jet velocity (less than 1 m/sec), necessitated to provide a passive mode of operation of safety systems.

The experiments were performed on the "Condensation on the jets" test facility with the parameters specific to the primary circuit of the reactor facility in 24 hours after the accident initiation, and different concentrations of the gas in the steam-gas mixture. As a result of the experiments were found that the increase of the mass concentration of non-condensable gas in the volume the HA-2 model up to 50% reduces the intensity of the condensation of steam on the subcooled liquid jet to about 55%.The obtained experimental data can be used for numerical simulation of emergency processes in the VVER reactor facility during operation of the passive safety systems (the HA-2 system, passive heat removal system), with regard to the removal of the steam-gas mixture from the steam generator by supply of the liquid jet into the volume of HA-2 accumulator tank.

Keywords
VVER, steam generator, condensation mode, condensation on the jets, non-condensable gases, steamgas mixture

Article Text (PDF, in Russian)

References

UDC 621.039.58:536.423.4

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants", 2016, issue 3, 3:10