Reference No: A1565

APPEL - UPV – Framatome's Pump Test Loop: Qualification according to ISO 9906, accident operation conditions, fast thermal transients, particle loaded water

Framatome's APPEL test loop shows qualification of pumps at accident conditions like fast thermal transients or during operation with particle-loaded water following a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) in addition to standard conditions like described in ISO 9906. For the operation of pumps in nuclear power plants (NPPs) a qualification at standard conditions like defined in ISO 9906 is often not sufficient. Special operating boundary conditions like thermal transients or pump operation with particle-loaded water have to be taken into account as well as endurance tests. Our APPEL Facility shows maximum flexibility regarding the kind of qualification requested.

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