Status of the Faro/Krotos melt-coolant interactions tests
The FARO tests have been designed to provide data on the integral corium melt jet/water mixing and quenching behaviour by using 150 kg scale of UO(2) based melt in prototypical conditions. Results of FARO test L-19 are reported. It involved 155 kg of 80 w% UO(2)+20 w% ZrO(2) at 3073 K quenched in 338 kg, 1 m depth water at saturation at 5.0 MPa (ie 537 K). The test is compared with 2 former tests (L-06 and L-08) performed in similar conditions (1 m depth water) but with reduced quantities of melt (18 and 44 kg, respectively), and with test L-14, performed with a similar quantity of melt (125 kg) but in 2 m depth water. No fundamental differences with the former tests have been observed. Results from a new set of KROTOS tests conducted with Al(2)O(3) to investigate further the differences already observed with corium melt are presented and discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 23rd Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Bethesda (US), October 23-25, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39413 ORA
Record Number: 199512161 / Last updated on: 1996-01-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en