This paper gives a brief introduction of the Compact Small Reactor (CSR). It is a simplified two-loop reactor with thermal power of 660MW and with compact primary system and passive safety feature. Preliminary safety analysis of the CSR is conducted to evaluate and further optimize the design of passive safety system, especially the passive core cooling system. Large Break Loss Of Coolant Accident (LBLOCA) and Steam Generator Tube Rupture (SGTR) are selected as two reference accidental scenarios. Each scenario is modeled and computed by RELAP5/MOD3.4. For the LBLOCA analysis, a guillotine break happens in the cold leg of the loop containing the core makeup tanks balance lines. The results show certain safety margins from the guideline values, and the passive safety system could supply enough cooling of the core. For the SGTR analysis, the results show the robustness of the design from the safety perspective. It is concluded that the safety systems are capable of mitigating the accidents and protecting the reactor core from severe damage.
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Preliminary Large Break LOCA and SGTR Accident Analysis of the Compact Small Reactor
Xing, M, Li, L, Shen, F, Hu, X, Liu, Z, & Qi, Z. "Preliminary Large Break LOCA and SGTR Accident Analysis of the Compact Small Reactor." Proceedings of the 2017 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 4: Nuclear Safety, Security, Non-Proliferation and Cyber Security; Risk Management. Shanghai, China. July 2–6, 2017. V004T06A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE25-66672
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