Accession Number : ADA319066

Title :   Results of 1959 Nuclear Power Plant Containment Tests,

Corporate Author : SARGENT AND LUNDY ENGINEERS CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Kolflat, Alf

PDF Url : ADA319066

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The nuclear power plants which are being designed to operate on the pressurized or boiling water cycle all use some type of containment shell. This containment is designed to prevent escape of fission products which would be released by an accidental rupture of the reactor vessel or other pressurized equipment Such a break in the pressure system would result in release of steam and boiling water, possibly carrying with it fission products. The containment shells surrounding the reactors have been designed so that all of the boiling water could flash into lower pressure steam without exceeding the pressure for which the containment shell is designed. The main purpose of the tests which will be described in this paper is to demonstrate that the size of containment shells can be very materially reduced.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS), *BOILING WATER REACTORS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, PRESSURE VESSELS, THERMAL CYCLING TESTS, FISSION PRODUCTS, REACTOR OPERATION, REACTOR MATERIALS, REACTOR CONTROL, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, REACTOR HAZARDS, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE