The non-condensable gas is used to keep the pressure stable in the steam-gas pressurizer. The processes of heat and mass transfer during steam condensation in the presence of non-condensable gas play an important role and the thermal hydraulic characteristics in the pressurizer is particularly complicated due to the non-condensable gas. The effects of non-condensable gas on the process of heat and mass transfer during steam condensation were experimental investigated. A steam condensation experimental system under high pressure and natural convection was built and nitrogen was chosen in the experiments. The steam and nitrogen were considered in thermal equilibrium and shared the same temperature in the vessel under natural convection. In the experiments, the factors, for instance, pressure, mass fraction of nitrogen, subcooling of wall and the distribution of nitrogen in the steam, had been taken into account. The rate of heat transfer of steam condensation on the vertical wall with nitrogen was obtained and the heat transfer coefficients were also calculated. The characteristics curve of heat and mass transfer during steam condensation with non-condensable gas under high pressure were obtained and an empirical correlation was introduced to calculated to heat transfer coefficient of steam condensation with nitrogen which the calculation results showed great agreement with the experimental data.

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