The effect of reactor parameters on AGR refuelling at Hinkley Point B

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Abstract

It has been proposed that various reactor parameters, including temperature and pressure, could affect the measured load of fuel assemblies during refueling at the Hinkley Point B Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor. After processing station logs and matching the appropriate parameter values to a specific refueling event it was found that there is no detectable correlation between deviations in the measured load and the vessel pressure or the temperatures of various core regions. There is however a strong correlation however between the Dome Differential Pressure and deviation in the measured load relative to the absolute assembly weight, of up to 100kg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecuring the safe performance of graphite reactor cores
EditorsGareth Neighbour
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages210-220
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781847559135
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009
EventSecuring the Safe Performance of Graphite Reactor Cores - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Nov 200926 Nov 2009

Conference

ConferenceSecuring the Safe Performance of Graphite Reactor Cores
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period24/11/0926/11/09

Keywords

  • reactor parameters
  • AGR
  • hinkley point b

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