The Power Conversion System (PCS) is designed to remove heat from PHTSs and to ensure an efficient thermal power conversion to electricity. The Dual Coolant Lithium Lead (DCLL) breeding blanket concept is based on two coolant fluids flowing into two independent circuits: a helium circuit, cooling first wall, and a PbLi circuit, removing heat generated in the breeding zone (BZ). The steam generator connected to PbLi system is prototypical, therefore experimental tests are required to demonstrate technological feasibility, performances and to assess capability of codes in providing reliable simulations of the behavior. The objective of the activity is to support the design of a PbLi/water steam generator and the experimental campaign defining test matrix and expected outcomes. Two steam generator configurations are analyzed using a modified version of RELAP5/Mod3.3 (R5): the Steam Generator Bayonet Tube (SGBT) and the Helical Coil Steam Generator (HCSG). The experimental mock-up of these configurations will be tested in CIRCE facility at ENEA Brasimone RC, which is currently the largest and most powerful heavy liquid metal facility in operation. Finally, numerical simulations are employed to support the design of the mock-ups and the experimental campaign.

Steam Generator mock-up preliminary design suitable for Pb-Li technology demonstration and code assessment

Martelli E.;Del Nevo A.;Tarantino M.;
2019

Abstract

The Power Conversion System (PCS) is designed to remove heat from PHTSs and to ensure an efficient thermal power conversion to electricity. The Dual Coolant Lithium Lead (DCLL) breeding blanket concept is based on two coolant fluids flowing into two independent circuits: a helium circuit, cooling first wall, and a PbLi circuit, removing heat generated in the breeding zone (BZ). The steam generator connected to PbLi system is prototypical, therefore experimental tests are required to demonstrate technological feasibility, performances and to assess capability of codes in providing reliable simulations of the behavior. The objective of the activity is to support the design of a PbLi/water steam generator and the experimental campaign defining test matrix and expected outcomes. Two steam generator configurations are analyzed using a modified version of RELAP5/Mod3.3 (R5): the Steam Generator Bayonet Tube (SGBT) and the Helical Coil Steam Generator (HCSG). The experimental mock-up of these configurations will be tested in CIRCE facility at ENEA Brasimone RC, which is currently the largest and most powerful heavy liquid metal facility in operation. Finally, numerical simulations are employed to support the design of the mock-ups and the experimental campaign.
CIRCE-HERO; DCLL; DEMO; Helical Coil Steam Generator; LiPb; Steam Generator Bayonet Tube
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