Effect of Loop Configuration on Steam Drum Level Control for a Multiple Drum Interconnected Loops Pressure Tube Type Boiling Water Reactor

@article{Gaikwad2009EffectOL,
  title={Effect of Loop Configuration on Steam Drum Level Control for a Multiple Drum Interconnected Loops Pressure Tube Type Boiling Water Reactor},
  author={A. J. Gaikwad and P K Vijayan and Krishnamoorthy Iyer and Sharad Bhartiya and Raghwendra Kumar and H. G. Lele and A. K. Ghosh and H. S. Kushwaha and R. K. Sinha},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={3712-3725}
}
For AHWR (Advanced Heavy Water Reactor), a pressure tube type Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) with parallel inter-connected loops, the Steam Drum (SD) level control is closely related to Main Heat Transport (MHT) coolant inventory and sustained heat removal through natural circulation, hence overall safety of the power plant. The MHT configuration with multiple (four) interconnected loops influences the SD level control in a manner which has not been previously addressed. The MHT configuration has… CONTINUE READING

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