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Three methods, using different thermal transients, are proposed to measure the heat loss of a thermohydraulic facility. They can be used for loop-type facilities, with circulation pumps, and for vessel-type facilities, with fluid at saturation. The analysis of uncertainties of the measurement results can help to design a heat loss experiment for a specific application. Examples are presented of heat loss measurements at the LOBI-MOD2 facility, which is an integral system thermohydraulic test facility for safety investigations of pressurised water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants.

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Authors: SANDERS J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 4 (1991) pp. 127-151
Record Number: 199111426 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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