Type of Facility: Thermal Hydraulics


Condensation studies at LUT started with an open pool test facility (POOLEX) modeling the suppression pool of the BWR containment. During the years 2002-2006, the facility had several modifications and enhancements as well as improvements of instrumentation before it was replaced with a more versatile PPOOLEX facility in the end of 2006


The PPOOLEX facility consists of a pressure vessel containing a wet well compartment (condensation pool), dry well compartment, inlet plenum and air/steam line piping. An intermediate floor separates the compartments from each other but a route for gas/steam flow from the dry well to the wet well is created by a vertical blowdown pipe attached underneath the floor.

Type of Facility: 
Thermal Hydraulics
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