Reference No: A1319

Cooling improvement of spent fuel pool: passive system and improved tubes

Framatome's Spent Fuel Pool Cooler is a U-tube heat exchanger inside the spent fuel pool, which allows efficient heat removal. On the primary side, natural convection is established to take advantage of the whole water inventory. On the secondary side, forced mass flow is provided by an active cooling system. Optionally, a mobile fire fighting system can provide forced flow, e.g. in the case of a station blackout (SBO).

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Advanced Cooling Tube: Flexible cooling of the spent fuel pool
Spent Fuel Pool Cooler: Passive fuel pool cooling at high capacity