publication . Conference object . Article . 2019

European Sodium Fast Reactor: innovative design of reactor pit aiming at suppression of safety vessel

Guidez, Joel; Gerschenfeld, Antoine; Grah, Aleksander; Tsige-Tamirat, Haileyesus; Mikityuk, Konstantin; Bodi, Janos; Girardi, Enrico;
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  • Published: 11 Jul 2019
Abstract
All existing sodium fast reactors, built or operated, have a safety vessel around the main reactor vessel. The safety vessel function is to contain the primary sodium in case of the main vessel leakage while avoiding the reduction of the primary sodium level below inlet windows of the intermediate heat exchangers and therefore interruption of the core cooling by natural convection. In this accidental situation, the reactor will be shut down and never start again and an unloading of the core will be necessary. This unloading however will take at least one year because it is necessary to wait until residual power reduces to an acceptable level. In this long-term s...
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Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular system
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EC| ESFR-SMART
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ESFR-SMART
European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754501
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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