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Results of the bundle test QUENCH-19 with FeCrAl claddings

Stuckert, Juri; Grosse, Mirco; Steinbrueck, Martin; Terrani, Kurt

Abstract (englisch):
The QUENCH-19 bundle experiment with FeCrAl(Y) cladding tubes (alloy B136Y3, developed by the OakRidge National Lab) and 4 Kanthal AF spacer grids as well as 7 Kanthal APM corner rods and Kanthal APM shroud was conducted at KIT on 29th August 2018. All Kanthal materials used are also FeCrAl alloys. The test objective was the comparison of FeCrAl(Y) and ZIRLO™ claddings under similar electrical power and gas flow conditions. The experiment was performed in four stages. The electrical power supply was the same as in the reference test QUENCH-15 (ZIRLO) during the first two stages (pre-oxidation and transient). The third stage with constant electrical power was performed to extend the temperature increase period. The test was terminated at peak cladding temperature of about 1460 °C by water flooding similar to QUENCH-15 (stage four). The post-test observation of the bundle showed the damage of several claddings at the bundle elevations between 850 and 1000 mm. The claddings failed either due to interaction with melted thermocouples (mostly) or by spalling of small annular cladding parts. The total hydrogen production was 9.2 g (47.6 g for QUENCH-15).

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000100340
HGF-Programm 32.02.11 (POF III, LK 01)
Auslegungsüberschreitende Störfälle
Erschienen in Proceedings of Global/Top Fuel 2019, Seattle, WA, September 22-26, 2019
Veranstaltung Global/Top Fuel (2019), Seattle, WA, USA, 22.09.2019 – 26.09.2019
Verlag American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park
Seiten 922-927
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