State of understanding of fission product transport in the circuit and of aerosol behaviour in the containment of PHEBUS FP
The Phebus FP nuclear safety project is providing information about fission product behaviour inter circuit and the containment using a realistic source generated in similar conditions in the first two-tests, FPT0 and FPT1. A bundle of 20 1-metre long fuel rods plus a central silver-indium-cadmium control rod were brought to an advanced state of degradation in a steam-rich carrier flow. Fission product inventories were low in FPT0, and representative of mid-life core in FPT1. The final degradation state was more advanced in FPT0. About 200 grams of aerosols were transported to the containment vessel, a small but significant fraction being deposited in the circuit.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2000 European Aerosol Society Meeting, Dublin (IE), 4-8th September (20000
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 200011932 / Last updated on: 2000-05-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en