Fuel Test Loop
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Fuel Test Loop

  • The Fuel Test Loop (FTL) is a facility which could conduct fuel irradiation tests at HANARO. The FTL simulates commercial NPPs´ operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, flow, water chemistry conditions and neutron flux levels to conduct irradiation and thermo-hydraulic tests. It is composed of an In-Pile Test Section (IPS) and an Out-Pile System (OPS). The IPS which has been loaded in the IR-1 irradiation hole has double pressure vessel and is designed to accommodate up to 3 pins of PWR or CANDU type fuel. The OPS contains a pressurizer, cooler, pump, heater and purification system which are necessary to maintain the proper fluid conditions. In addition, the OPS contains engineered safety systems that could safely shut down both HANARO and the FTL if an accident occurs.

    Fuel Test Loop