VITI

Type of Facility: Corium

  VITI

VITI (‘‘VIscosity Temperature Installation’’) facility has been developed to measure viscosity, density and surface tension on corium up to 2600 C by aerodynamic levitation. But it is also used as small crucibles heating for material interactions tests. Samples of less than 100 g can be studied in VITI.

Description

VITI (‘‘VIscosity Temperature Installation’’) experimental assembly: (1) VITI chamber, (2) graphite crucible, (3) ZrCcoating, (4) studied mixture, (5) graphite susceptor, (6) thermal shield, (7) support for crucible, (8) support for thermal shield, (9) inductance coil, (10) pyrometer – measure of Tcrucible, (11) pyrometer – measure of Tmixture, (12) data acquisition

The experiments were dedicated to the selected coating interaction with water reactor corium and with sodium fast reactor corium compositions.
VITI facility has been developed to measure viscosity, density and surface tension on corium up to 2600 C by aerodynamic levitation. But it is also used as small crucibles heating for material interactions tests. Samples of less than 100 g can be studied in VITI.


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Corium
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