Improvement of the equipment in fast-neutron reactor facilities

Research paper by B. A. Vasiliev, Yu. L. Kamanin, V. V. Gladkov, V. N. Bartenev, S. F. Shepelev, N. G. Kuzavkov, V. V. Denisov, V. I. Karsonov

Indexed on: 05 Aug '10Published on: 05 Aug '10Published in: Atomic Energy


Information is presented on the development of the main equipment of the BN-1200 advanced reactor facility: first- and second-loop main circulation pumps, intermediate heat exchanger, actuation mechanism of the cold filter-trap control and protection system, autonomous and air heat exchangers, steam generator. The approach to the development of the equipment is based on maximum use of the experience gained in operating BN-350 and -600 as well as experience in developing the BN-800 design, which gives a basis for ensuring reliable operation of the BN-1200 equipment. New solutions for improving the technical-economic indicators and increasing the safety of a power-generating unit, whose validation required R&D work, are examined at the same time.