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DOE begins commissioning of Hanford’s WTP
Having completed all startup testing of components and systems, the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site near Richland, Wash., has moved to the commissioning phase, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced last week. During the commissioning phase, the final steps will be taken to prepare for the vitrification of radioactive and chemical waste as part of Hanford’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) program.
Joshua Wheeler, Ted Worosz, Seungjin Kim
Nuclear Technology | Volume 190 | Number 3 | June 2015 | Pages 215-224
Technical Paper | Thermal Hydraulics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT14-69
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Understanding the effects of spacer grids on the coolant flow through a nuclear reactor core is required for best-estimate design and analysis of the plant. The impact of a spacer grid on two-phase flows is of particular importance because the geometric effects of the grid can alter the two-phase flow structure and, consequently, the mass, momentum, and energy transfer characteristics. Therefore, a scaled separate-effects test facility is constructed to investigate the effects of a spacer grid on the hydrodynamics of air-water two-phase flow through a rod bundle. The test facility is scaled to maintain hydrodynamic and geometric similarity to single- and two-phase flows in a conventional pressurized water reactor and to facilitate detailed local measurements of two-phase flow parameters around the simulant fuel rods with a four-sensor conductivity probe. This paper presents measurements of local time-averaged two-phase flow parameters acquired upstream and downstream of the spacer grid with the conductivity probe in a representative subchannel of a 1×3 rod bundle for eight flow conditions. Characteristic features of the development of the two-phase flow parameters along the test section are discussed.