This paper resumes the results of the collaboration between AREVA and CNPDC during the past two years for performing and achieving the basic design of EPR™ reactor CVCS system for the TSN NPP. The CVCS (Chemical and Volume Control System) is an essential auxiliary system of the PWR technology based nuclear power plants all around the world. In the EPR™ reactor design, as it is also in similar nuclear power plants, this auxiliary system has well determined functions, which are: reactivity control, reactor coolant volume control, coolant chemistry control, primary system main pumps seal water injection as well as the pressurizer auxiliary spray regulation for the Reactor Coolant System. In the EPR™ reactor design, the CVCS is mainly an operational system and only some valves and instrumentations take part at some specific safety functions, (e.g. Reactivity Control, Containment of Radioactive Substances). In the first part of this paper a general introduction to the EPR™ reactor CVCS technology, including the related safety functions and detailed operational functions of CVCS, is presented. In the TSN EPR™ reactor CVCS design, the system is divided into eight sections, (defined from RCV1 to RCV8). The corresponding detailed description of these sections, including their functions, structure and main components, as they have been implemented in the EPR™ reactor CVCS design for the TSN NPP, is then presented in the second part of this paper. In addition some specific design features for EPR™ reactor CVCS system for the TSN NPP, such as the hydrogenation station technology, are also focused in this paper. The reference power plant, concerning the CVCS design, for the TSN NPP is the FA3 NPP, but different design concepts have been implemented in the TSN NPP with regards to the coolant purification section (RCV2), and the coolant filtering in the reactor coolant pumps seal injection and leak-off lines.
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Ciriello, A, & Liu, M. "General Overview of CVCS Design for the TSN Project." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 6. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 27-33. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29248
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