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One current concept in fusion blanket module design is to utilise water as the coolant and liquid lithium-lead as the breeding/neutron-multiplier material. Considering the possibility of certain off-normal events, it is likely that water leakage into the liquid metal may occur due to a tube rupture and provoke a pressure increase in the blanket module. The BLAnket Safety Test facility (BLAST) simulates this transient event by injecting subcooled water under high pressure into a stagnant pool of liquid Li17Pb83. The current results of the first test series are presented and analysed. Experiments indicate that an upper pressure limit, corresponding to the actual water injection pressure, was not exceeded.

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Authors: KRANERT O, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);KOTTOWSKI H, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);SAVATTERI C, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);CORRADINI M, University of Wisconsin (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: NURETH-4, Karlsruhe (DE), Oct. 10-13, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34991 ORA
Record Number: 198911106 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en