Reference No: A0587

Crud Sampling and impact investigation: Crud-Induced Power Shift (CIPS) and Localized Corrosion (CILC)

We address Crud Induced Power Shift (CIPS) and Crud Induced Localized Corrosion (CILC) risks through the use of a four-tier risk assessment program. Framatome’s COBRA-FLX thermal-hydraulic subchannel code, in concert with a chemistry crud deposit modeling technology known as FDIC (Fuel Deposit Interactive with Chemistry) are at the heart of these methods. Framatome’s Level 3 and 4 evaluations consider both “risk” and “margin” to the fuel performance impact caused by crud deposits.

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