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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (5): 123 doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0091-9

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Reactor protection system testing for the solid fuel thorium molten salt reactor

Zhen-Bao Liu 1,2 , Ye Liu 1 , Gui-Min Liu 1  , Jie Hou 1   

  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
  • Contact: Gui-Min Liu
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    This work was supported by the Leading Science and Technology Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XD02001003).

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Zhen-Bao Liu, Ye Liu, Gui-Min Liu, Jie Hou. Reactor protection system testing for the solid fuel thorium molten salt reactor.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2016, 27(5): 123     doi: 10.1007/s41365-016-0091-9


Safety system testing is one of the most rigorous and time-consuming requirements in the verification and validation process for reactor protection systems (RPSs). This paper presents the development of a test system for the fully digital and field-programmable gate array-based RPS of the solid fuel (SF) thorium-breeding molten salt pebble bed fluoride salt-cooled reactor (TMSR), denoted as the TMSR-SF1 project, developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The test system is applied to the RPS to ensure that it fully meets its designed functions and system specifications. We first introduce the testing principles and methods. Then, the hardware component designs and the software program development of the test system are discussed. Finally, the test process and test results are discussed and summarized.

Key words: Reactor protection system, Test system, FPGA