A study on quenching meshes as a possible controlling tool of hydrogen explosion in nuclear power plants

Hong Jip Kim, Seong Wan Hong, Hee Dong Kim, Seung Yeon Yang, Suk Ho Chung

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Abstract

Characteristics of quenching meshes for control of hydrogen combustion in severe accident in nuclear power plant are experimentally investigated. Quenching distances of hydrogen-air mixtures without steam over a range of initial pressure are measured. Those of stoichiometric hydrogen-air mixtures with steam with respect to initial pressure are also measured. In addition, parameters that should be considered to ensure the performance and validity of the installation of quenching meshes for the control of hydrogen combustion in closed compartments are obtained from a simplified phenomenological analysis and experimentally investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages145-151
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2002
Event10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10) - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2002Apr 18 2002

Other

Other10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10)
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period04/14/0204/18/02

Keywords

  • Equipment survivability
  • Hydrogen combustion
  • Quenching mesh
  • Severe accident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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