Effect of two-phase flow structure in decontamination factor of filtered containment venting system

Taizo Kanai, Yoshihisa Nishi, Masahiro Furuya, Kenetsu Shirakawa, Takahiro Arai, Satoshi Nishimura, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Masaaki Satake

研究成果: Conference contribution

5 被引用数 (Scopus)


In order to gain the best use of filtered containment venting systems (FCVSs), the decomtamination factor of FCVSs is to be investigated as a function of system parameter including steam flow rate, pressure, temperature, water level, and operating time. A full-height test facilities were designed and constructed in Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan to evaluate the decontamination factor (DF) in FCVSs. The target types are the orifice and the venturi FCVSs. The height and the internal diameter of the cylindrical test vessel is 8 m and 0.5 m. Bubbly flows were visualized through the view window up to 0.8 MPa and 170 °C. Steam bubbles in 0.2 wt% sodium thiosulfate and 0.5 wt% sodium hydroxide were found to be much smaller than those in water. The DF were evaluated for the aerosol, elemental iodine and organic iodine. The installed aerosol optical spectrometer measures the number density and the diameter of aerosols. The concentrations of elemental iodine were quantified with an inductively-coupled plasma with mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The concentration of organic iodine was quantified with a gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In order to investigate two-phase flow dynamics in the vessel, separate effect tests were conducted with air-water test facility. The height of cylindrical test vessel is 8 m. Visual observation was conducted for two internal diameter levels: 0.05 and 0.5 m. High speed video frames were recorded through the transparent (acrylic) vessel wall. Wire-Mesh Sensors (WMS) were installed to acquire a cross-sectional void fraction to compare with DF in the facility. On the basis of the obtained database, we develop the FCVSs performance evaluation technique and propose an optimal FCVSs operation method for a further safety improvements of the nuclear power plant.

ホスト出版物のタイトルPlant Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Modifications, Life Cycle and Balance of Plant; Nuclear Fuel and Materials; Plant Systems, Structures and Components; Codes, Standards, Licensing and Regulatory Issues
出版社American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 1月 1
イベント2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
継続期間: 2014 7月 72014 7月 11


名前International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE


Conference2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 2014
国/地域Czech Republic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 原子力エネルギーおよび原子力工学


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