Thermal Hydraulic Experiments in the LBE-Cooled Scaled Pool Facility E-Scape

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    SCK•CEN is at the forefront of Heavy Liquid Metal nuclear technology worldwide with the development of the MYRRHA Accelerator Driven System. MYRRHA is a flexible fast-spectrum pool-type research reactor cooled by Lead Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) and was identified as the European Technology Pilot Plant for the Lead-cooled Fast Reactor. The E-SCAPE (European SCAled Pool Experiment) facility is a thermal hydraulic 1/6-scale model of the primary system of the MYRRHA reactor pool, with a 100 kW electrical core simulator, cooled by LBE. It provides experimental feedback to the designers and safety analysts on the viability of passive decay heat removal and on the forced and natural circulation flow patterns in the reactor plena. Moreover, it provides experimental data to validate thermal hydraulic codes for their use with LBE. In this paper we will report on the experiments performed in the E-SCAPE facility in the frame of the MYRTE Horizon 2020 project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSESAME international workshop
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 19 Mar 2019
    EventSESAME International Workshop - NRG, Petten
    Duration: 19 Mar 201921 Mar 2019


    WorkshopSESAME International Workshop

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