publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Development of a Neutron Flux Monitoring System for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors

Verma, Vasudha;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Tillämpad kärnfysik
  • Country: Sweden
Safety and reliability are one of the key objectives for future Generation IV nuclear energy systems. The neutron flux monitoring system forms an integral part of the safety design of a nuclear reactor and must be able to detect any irregularities during all states of reactor operation. The work in this thesis mainly concerns the detection of in-core perturbations arising from unwanted movements of control rods with in-vessel neutron detectors in a sodium-cooled fast reactor. Feasibility study of self-powered neutron detectors (SPNDs) with platinum emitters as in-core power profile monitors for SFRs at full power is performed. The study shows that an SPND with a...
free text keywords: Protection systems, safety, accidents, sodium-cooled fast reactor, instrumentation, fission chamber, self powered neutron detector, Subatomic Physics, Subatomär fysik
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