volume 237, issue 12-13, P1354-1362 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2006.10.013
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Abstract: The PBMR is a new generation high temperature gas cooled reactor, making use of spherical fuel elements. The spent fuel and partially burnt fuel (called used fuel) is stored in large storage tanks. This paper presents the cooling design of the storage tanks, with special emphasis on its passive cooling ability. For corrosion protection, the tanks are cooled with a closed loop active system, however, passive cooling is seen as the ultimate cooling mode for the storage tanks. If the active cooling fails, the flo…

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