CAP1400 is a large pressurized water reactor based on the passive safety conception. An ACME (Advanced Core-cooling Mechanism Experiment) facility has been designed and constructed in order to validate that the CAP1400 system design is acceptable to mitigate the loss of coolant accident (LOCA). The ACME test facility is an isotonic pressure, 1/3-scale height and 1/54.32-scale power simulation of the prototype CAP1400 nuclear power plant. It contains the main-loop system, passive safety system, secondary steam system and auxiliary system etc. The all of ACME test matrix including 5 kinds 21 cases .In this paper, the test results and the Realp5 prediction of the cold leg 5cm break accident of CAP1400 are compared and analyzed to briefly evaluate the ACME capability. Furthermore, 3 different types of 5cm cold leg break test cases are presented, and the transient process, system responses and key parameters tendency are analyzed based on the test. The results indicate that the passive safety system design can successfully combine to provide a continuous removal of core decay heat and the reactor core remains to be covered with considerable margin for the 3 different 5cm cold leg break accidents.
Test Analysis of CAP1400 5cm Break Accident Based on the ACME Test Facility
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Zhu, S. "Test Analysis of CAP1400 5cm Break Accident Based on the ACME Test Facility." Proceedings of the 2016 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 3: Thermal-Hydraulics. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 26–30, 2016. V003T09A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE24-60231
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