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risk reduction due to modification of normal residual heat removal system of AP1000 reactor to meet European Utility Requirements
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
As part of AP1000® design adaptation to European Utility Requirements, Westinghouse has carried out several modifications of the standard AP1000 design. One of these modifications has been the physical separation of the normal residual heat removal system (RNS) into two independent trains which improves the plant defense in depth. The AP1000 Probabilistic Risk Assessment, assumes in the standard design that in the event of direct vessel injection line break (DVILB) the RNS cannot inject efficiently, and therefore it is necessary to depressurize the Reactor Coolant System until atmospheric conditions in order to allow injection through the IRWST and to achieve safe conditions. This work presents the analysis performed for DVILB event tree taking into account the RNS modification and the effectiveness of RNS injection. With this purpose, different possibilities of DVILB event tree have been simulated with TRACE V5.0 patch 2 thermal?hydraulic code. The results show that some sequences that were classified as damage with the standard RNS design became success with the consideration of RNS improvement and therefore the contribution of DVILB to the total core damage frequency can be minimized.
International
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JCR
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Title
Annals of Nuclear Energy
ISBN
0306-4549
Impact factor JCR
1,02
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
91
Journal number
From page
65
To page
78
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Cesar Queral Salazar (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Montero Mayorga (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ciencia y Tecnología de sistemas avanzados de fisión nuclear
  • Departamento: Energía y Combustibles
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