H.-M. Prasser, L. Perneczky, G. Baranyai, A. Böttger, Gy. Ézsöl, A. Guba, I. Tóth, J. Zschau
May 2, 2013
The paper presents the results of a thermal hydraulic experiment conducted at the PMK-2 test facility within the IMPAM-VVER project. The test was dedicated to a loss-of-coolant event during the cool-down phase of the plant, when neither core flooding tanks nor safety injections systems are automatically available. Though fuel rod dryout occurs, the activation of one of four lines of low pressure emergency injection is sufficient to re-establish reliable core cooling. In the cooling-down situation, the primary circuit is pressurised with nitrogen, therefore, non-condensable gas can enter the primary circuit from the pressurizer during the blow-down phase. The transport of the nitrogen along the primary circuit was studied with a novel type of a local void probe equipped with an integrated micro-thermocouple. RELAP5 was found to be able to predict the behaviour of the non-condensable gas in the primary circuit. Despite of some delay in the prediction of the time of the appearance of the gaseous phase in the begin of the process, most details of the transient were well reproduced by the code.