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One current concept in fusion blanket design is to utilize water as the coolant and liquid lithium-lead as the breeding/neutron-multiplier material. Considering the possibility of certain off-normal events, it is conceivable that water leakage into the liquid metal may occur due to a tube rupture. The Blanket safety test facility (BLAST) simulates this transient event by injecting subcooled water under high pressure into a stagnant pool of liquid lithium-lead (Li17Pb83). In this paper the BLAST facility is described, its various mechanical components and its measurement devices. The current results of the data analyses from the first three experiments are presented.

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Authors: KRANERT O, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);KOTTOWSKI H M, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);SAVATTERI C, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 8th Topical Meeting on Technology of Fusion Energy, Salt Lake City, (US), Oct. 9-13, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34282 ORA
Record Number: 198910215 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en