Investigation of the vacuum pump effect of free flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic

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title = "Investigation of the vacuum pump effect of free flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic",
abstract = "Previous thermal hydraulic experiments with flowing lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) in the MYRRHA/XT-ADS windowless spallation target mock-up installed at the THEADES loop at the Karlsruher Institut f{\"u}r Technologie have shown that the LBE flow in the target mock-up behaves as a vacuum pump. An experimental setup is built and tested at the THEADES loop for quantification of this effect. In this paper, experimental evidence shows that the vacuum effect of flowing LBE at 200 °C, under MYRRHA like geometry and nominal LBE flow conditions, leads to an equivalent vacuum pumping speed for nitrogen gas of the order of 1 l/s. This is sufficient to reduce the vacuum pressure in the target zone below 10−3 mbar.",
keywords = "MYRRHA, LBE, vacuum pump effect",
author = "Kris Rosseel and {Van Tichelen}, Katrien and Sin{\'e}ad Walsh and Marc Dierckx and Paul Schuurmans and Alexander Aerts and {Van den Bosch}, Joris",
note = "Score = 10",
year = "2014",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.11.067",
language = "English",
volume = "267",
pages = "61--70",
journal = "Nuclear Engineering and Design",
issn = "0029-5493",
publisher = "Elsevier",

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T1 - Investigation of the vacuum pump effect of free flowing liquid lead-bismuth eutectic

AU - Rosseel, Kris

AU - Van Tichelen, Katrien

AU - Walsh, Sinéad

AU - Dierckx, Marc

AU - Schuurmans, Paul

A2 - Aerts, Alexander

A2 - Van den Bosch, Joris

N1 - Score = 10

PY - 2014/2

Y1 - 2014/2

N2 - Previous thermal hydraulic experiments with flowing lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) in the MYRRHA/XT-ADS windowless spallation target mock-up installed at the THEADES loop at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie have shown that the LBE flow in the target mock-up behaves as a vacuum pump. An experimental setup is built and tested at the THEADES loop for quantification of this effect. In this paper, experimental evidence shows that the vacuum effect of flowing LBE at 200 °C, under MYRRHA like geometry and nominal LBE flow conditions, leads to an equivalent vacuum pumping speed for nitrogen gas of the order of 1 l/s. This is sufficient to reduce the vacuum pressure in the target zone below 10−3 mbar.

AB - Previous thermal hydraulic experiments with flowing lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) in the MYRRHA/XT-ADS windowless spallation target mock-up installed at the THEADES loop at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie have shown that the LBE flow in the target mock-up behaves as a vacuum pump. An experimental setup is built and tested at the THEADES loop for quantification of this effect. In this paper, experimental evidence shows that the vacuum effect of flowing LBE at 200 °C, under MYRRHA like geometry and nominal LBE flow conditions, leads to an equivalent vacuum pumping speed for nitrogen gas of the order of 1 l/s. This is sufficient to reduce the vacuum pressure in the target zone below 10−3 mbar.

KW - MYRRHA

KW - LBE

KW - vacuum pump effect

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UR - http://knowledgecentre.sckcen.be/so2/bibref/11040

U2 - 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.11.067

DO - 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.11.067

M3 - Article

VL - 267

SP - 61

EP - 70

JO - Nuclear Engineering and Design

JF - Nuclear Engineering and Design

SN - 0029-5493

ER -

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