Nuclear Techniques


The requirement to the reactor vessel auxiliary cooling system of fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactors during station blackout

ZHAO Jing1,2, WANG Kai1, JIAO Xiaowei1,2, HE Zhaozhong1, CHEN Kun1   

  1. 1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiading Campus, Shanghai 201800, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2017-04-20 Revised:2017-06-09 Online:2017-09-10 Published:2017-09-06
  • Supported by:

    Supported by Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No.XDA02050100)


Background: Reactor vessel auxiliary cooling system (RVACS) is a passive residual heat removal system applied to thorium molten salt reactor-solid fuel (TMSR-SF1). There are difficulties to use it to high-power reactor with its multifunction reactor vessel. To maximize vessel integrity, vessel should be minimized. Purpose: This study aims to verify the heat-discharge capability of the RVACS under station blackout accident (SBO). Methods: With a 10-MW fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactor (FHR) designed by Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences as the baseline design, the RELAP5-MS code was adopted to simulate the transients during a SBO. Results: A scope of RVACS power for heat dissipation of FHR under SBO is given by this study. Conclusion: The heat-discharge capability of the RVACS was verified.

Key words: FHR, RVACS, RELAP5-MS, Station blackout

CLC Number: 

  • TL364