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Core Temperature Monitoring System for Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor

M. Sakthivel, K. Madhusoodanan

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 170 / Number 3 / March 2012 / Pages 290-293


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The 500-MW(electric) Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is currently under construction at Kalpakkam, India. A core temperature monitoring system is provided to monitor adequacy of core cooling and protect the reactor against design-basis events. Triplicated real-time computer systems and hardwired systems are used for monitoring subassembly outlet sodium temperature and reactor inlet temperature. This paper describes the core temperature monitoring system provided in PFBR.

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