Nuclear Technology / Volume 153 / Number 2 / February 2006 / Pages 234-239
Technical Note / Thermal Hydraulics
As a new type of control rod driving system, the hydraulic control rod driving system (HCRDS) has long been applied in a 5-MW nuclear heating reactor, and the safety and the reliability of the system have been proven. The principle of the work and the step-up operation of the HCRDS have been introduced in this paper. Based on the theoretical model, the temperature influence on the static holding-flow rate, the dynamic holding-flow rate, and the working holding-flow rate has been studied. It indicates that with the increase of the temperature, the static and dynamic holding-flow rates will increase while the working holding-flow rate will decrease.
A detailed analysis of the step-up process on various temperature conditions has been carried out. Considering the great temperature influence on the step-up operation of the system, the method of temperature compensation to select suitable delay time and working holding-flow rate in a certain temperature province is put forward to offset the influence. The analysis can be conducive to widespread availability of the HCRDS and establish a basis for further research and improvement.