Fuel test loop is an irradiation test facility which can conduct the irradiation tests of nuclear fuels and materials at HANARO. The FTL simulates the operating conditions of commercial nuclear power plants such as their pressure, temperature, flow and water chemistry to conduct the irradiation and thermo-hydraulic tests. The passivation of the fuel test loop was performed for the main cooling system in the commissioning stage with satisfaction of the operation criterion such as temperature and water chemistry conditions. The experimental results show that the passivation was completed successfully.
In-Pool By-Pass Pipe is a structure which connects the 2 In-Pool Pipes instead of In-Pile Test Section(IPS). It is designed to accommodate the 17.5 MPa and 80 ℃ under the consideration of the FTL pre-operation conditions but the need for high temperature, over 200 ℃, during FTL pre-operation make the additional assessment to be performed. For this study 2 models are used. One is an In-Pool By-Pass Pipe model which affected by HANARO water's elevation, another is an In-Pool By-Pass Pipe Nozzle which has 2 boundary conditions; water and air. After the heat transfer analysis linear stress analysis was performed to achieve Tresca stress. In the region of high stress model's detailed behavior is observed by ASME SectionⅢ NB code. Consequentially it concluded that the model of In-Pool By-Pass Pipe Structure is in reasonable agreement with those code.
FTL(Fuel Test Loop) is a facility that confirms performance of nuclear fuel at a similar irradiation condition with that of nuclear power plant. FTL construction work began on August, 2006 and ended on March, 2007. During Construction, ensuring the worker's safety was the top priority and installation of the FTL without hampering the integrity of the HANARO was the next one. The installation works were done successfully overcoming the difficulties such as on the limited space, on the radiation hazard inside the reactor pool, and finally on the shortening of the shut down period of the HANARO. The Commissioning of the FTL is on due to check the function and the performance of the equipment and the overall system as well. The FTL shall start operation with high burn up test fuels in early 2008 if the commissioning and licensing progress on schedule.
It is essential to develop the shield for the extraction of high quality neutron beam and safe work at the sample position. The aim of this study is design, fabrication and filling of the shield in domestic. In consideration of ST-3 beam port of HANARO, we designed the reflectometer shield composed of 14 blocks and fabricated it shield casemate. Through the assembly and quality test of the shield casemate, we established the method of fabrication for neutron beam path and channel. In order to increase shield capacity, we filled shield casemate with heavy concrete, lead ingot and polyethylene that mixed B4C powder and epoxy. The average density of the filled heavy concrete was 4.7g/cm3, which can protect neutron and gamma ray effectively. Also, we developed ancillary equipment such as beam gate unit(BGU, vertical type) for the effective opening and closing of neutron beam. Shielding block was proved by suitable thickness as result that measure surface dosage using of detector and TLD. The acquired technique of design, fabrication and filling of ancillary equipment development can be applicable to the development of shield for the other neutron spectrometer in future.
In this study, we alalyzed the relationship between the time-variation trend of air pollution concentration index and the meteorological conditions with CO(carbon monoxide) concentration and meteorological observation data in high-CO episode days. CO is a representative automobil air pollutant. The results are as follows;
1. Most of the high-CO episode days within 30 classes appeared in winter season.
2.Most of them appeared under the surface weather conditions with east-west high-pressure system. The surface winds in this high-pressure area were very light.
3. The high-CO episode days were due to unusual accumulation within urban atmosphere in the morning.
4.The Atmospheric stabilities were more stable, and then the wind-ventilation conditions were worse than yearly mean atmospheric condition in Daegu.