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The Phebus FP project is an integral source term experiment to study the release and transport of fission products from the core of a nuclear reactor to the containment, under conditions as realistic as possible. The experimental circuit and instrumentation are described. Particular attention has been devoted to on-line gamma spectrometry as a major technique for following FP transport through the system. Much experimental data will also be acquired through off-line analysis of samples taken during the test. Due to the large number of samples and their high activities, several European laboratories will participate in this work. Details of supporting activities, mainly in instrumentation development, from programmes at laboratories in Cadarache, Grenoble, Karlsruhe and Winfrith are given.

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Authors: VAN DER HARDT P, JRC Ispra (IT);DELCHAMBRE P, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SOPHY Y, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Topical Meeting on Safety of Thermal Reactors, Portland, Oregon (US), July 21-25, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35975 ORA
Record Number: 199110423 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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