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Organization of Facility
ARIGS is one of the programs on the aerosol retention on the tubes surrounding the breach within the secondary side of the steam generator in the absence of water. Its development has been internationally framed within the EU-SGTR and the ARTIST programs.
The RUSET experimental programme was launched in 2002 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute (AEKI). The aim of the program was to get data for assessment of ruthenium release at severe accident with air ingress.
The PWR PACTEL facility consists of a reactor pressure vessel model, two loops with vertical steam generators, a pressurizer, and emergency core cooling systems. The new loops and steam generators of EPR style construction enable the PWR and EPR related experimental research.
PACTEL is a volumetrically scaled (1: 305) facility including a pressurizer, high and low pressure emergency core cooling systems, and accumulators. The reactor vessel is simulated with a U-tube construction including separate downcomer and core sections.
To study the behavior of the PCCS configuration planned to be used in the ABWR II concept and to gain experimental data for the validation work of MELCOR severe accident code, a scaled down PCCS model was designed and constructed at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland in 2012–2013.
Complex measurements were performed at the integral high temperature test facility CODEX (COre Degradation Experiment) between 1995-2002 with electrically heated UO2 fuel rod bundles. The test matrix included the first VVER-440 type integral severe accident experiment.
Since the core meltdown accident in the Three Mile Island reactor in 1979, a series of experimental safety research programmes has been conducted by a number of international research organisations, including the IRSN, which manages the European SARNET network.
This programme is dedicated to studying iodine chemistry under thermal non equilibrium (impact of chemical kinetics) in the primary cooling system in the event of a core meltdown accident in a water reactor.
The CHIP programme follows two axes which respectivly aims to: