As in many other energy generating system, in the nuclear power plant, the use of natural circulation principle for the safety system is increasingly considered. The natural circulation could play an important role in providing emergency cooling of the nuclear reactor. The reliability of the use of natural circulation in the nuclear power plant should be demonstrated in order to assure the level of its safety. FASSIP-02 is a large scale test facility to study the natural circulation in the safety system of a nuclear power plant. To study the characteristics of the natural circulation and to help validating the design of FASSIP-02, a numerical study using RELAP5 code is undertaken. Based on the existing design of FASSIP-02, the numerical simulation is done with two variables, i.e. the heat flux and the pipe diameter. The effect of heat transfer surface area for dissipating the heat is also studied. The results show the natural circulation established in the FASSIP-02. The characteristics of the natural circulation with the values of several important parameters such as temperature, mass flow rate and pressure in the loop are obtained. The RELAP 5 calculations have provided the results that could be used to support the design and future operation of FASSIP-02.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2018|
|Event||2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 3 Oct 2017 → 4 Oct 2017