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Design and Integrity Evaluation of High-temperature Piping Systems in the STELLA-2 Sodium Test Facility

STELLA-2 소듐 시험 시설 고온 배관 계통의 설계 및 건전성 평가

  • Received : 2016.01.30
  • Accepted : 2016.07.19
  • Published : 2016.09.01

Abstract

In this study, elevated temperature design and integrity evaluation have been conducted using two different piping design codes for the high-temperature piping systems of sodium integral effect test loop for safety simulation and assessment(STELLA-2) being developed by KAERI(Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). The design code of ASME B31.1 for power piping and French nuclear grade piping design guideline, RCC-MRx RD-3600 were applied, and conservatism of those codes was quantified based on the piping integrity evaluation results. The piping system of Model DHRS, Model IHTS and PSLS are to be installed in STELLA-2. The integrity evaluation results for the three piping systems according to the two design codes showed that integrity of the piping system was confirmed. As a code comparison result, ASME B31.1 was shown to be more conservative for sustained loads while RD-3600 was more conservative for thermal loads compared to B31.1.

Keywords

Sodium Test Loop;Piping System;Design and Analysis;Elevated Temperature Design

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 미래창조과학부

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