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The effect of reactor parameters on AGR refuelling at Hinkley Point B

Wallace, Christopher and West, Graeme and Mcarthur, Stephen and Towle, Dave and Reed, Jim (2009) The effect of reactor parameters on AGR refuelling at Hinkley Point B. In: Securing the safe performance of graphite reactor cores. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, pp. 210-220. ISBN 9781847559135

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Abstract

It has been proposed that various reactor parameters, including temperature and pressure, could affect the measured load of fuel assemblies during refueling at the Hinkley Point B Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor. After processing station logs and matching the appropriate parameter values to a specific refueling event it was found that there is no detectable correlation between deviations in the measured load and the vessel pressure or the temperatures of various core regions. There is however a strong correlation however between the Dome Differential Pressure and deviation in the measured load relative to the absolute assembly weight, of up to 100kg.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 30556
Keywords: reactor parameters, AGR, hinkley point b, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 14:13
Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 06:40
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30556

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