In case of core emergency cooling safety injection, the boron containing coolant injected externally and dilution water mass will be mixed in the pressure vessel. The uneven mixing of boron containing coolant and dilution water mass may lead to the return of the core to criticality. Therefore, it is of great significance to accurately measure the boron concentration distribution in the pressure vessel and study the mechanism affecting the mixing process for the safe operation of the reactor. In this paper, combined with the structural characteristics of HPR1000 pressure vessel, a visual experimental device is built through proportional modeling design, and the flow mixing process of diluted water mass, safety injection solution and coolant in the pressure vessel under double loop operation is obtained by using plane laser-induced fluorescence technology, the effects of different Reynolds numbers on the diffusion of boric acid were experimentally studied. The experimental results show that under the condition of double loop, the two inlets divide the circumferential direction into good arc and bad arc. The velocity distribution of fluid flowing through the bad arc is more uniform, while the vertical flow of fluid flowing through the good arc is uneven; The fluid flows downward rapidly after the intersection on the inferior arc side, and the intersection height is positively correlated with the cold pipe flow, while the fluid on both sides shows obvious mixing after the intersection on the superior arc side; Clear water mass cannot be avoided at the core inlet, but increasing the cold pipe flow and safety injection flow can reduce the time of clear water mass flowing through the core.

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