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CSNI0018 LOFT/L3-6.

LOFT/L3-6, Loss of Fluid Test, 6th NRC L3 Small Break LOCA Experiment

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION:  LOFT/L3-6.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
LOFT/L3-6 CSNI0018/01 Arrived 25-MAY-1992

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CSNI0018/01 Many Computers
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3. DESCRIPTION OF TEST FACILITY

The LOFT Integral Test Facility is a scale model of a LPWR.  The intent of the facility is to model the nuclear, thermal-hydraulic phenomena which would take place in a LPWR during a LOCA.  The general philosophy in scaling coolant volumes and flow areas in LOFT was to use the ratio of the LOFT core [50MW(t)] to a typical LPWR core [3000 MW(t)].  For some components, this factor is not applied; however, it is used as extensively as practical.  In general, components used in LOFT are similar in design to those of a LPWR.  Because of scaling and component design, the LOFT LOCA is expected to closely model a LPWR LOCA.
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4. DESCRIPTION OF TEST

This was the sixth in the NRC L3 Series of small-break LOCA experiments. A 10-cm (2.5-in.) cold-leg noncommunicative-break LOCA was simulated. Pumps were running. The experiment was conducted on 10 December 1980.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM: EXPERIMENTAL LIMITATIONS OR SHORTCOMINGS
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6. PHENOMENA TESTED

Phase separation; ECC bypass and penetration; core heat transfer; quench front propagation.
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7. SPECIAL FEATURES OF EXPERIMENT:  Only integral research facility with a nuclear core.
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS: COUNTERPART EXPERIMENTS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CSNI0018/01 25-MAY-1992 Arrived, no report
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10. REFERENCES
CSNI0018/01, included references:
- Charles L. Nalezny:
Summary of Nuclear Regulatory Commission's
LOFT Program Experiments
NUREG/CR-3214 - EGG-2248 (July 1983)
- Charles L. Nalezny:
Summary of Nuclear Regulatory Commission's
LOFT Program Research Findings
NUREG/CR-3005 - EGG-2231 (April 1985)
- D.L. Reeder:
LOFT System and Test Description
NUREG/CR-0247 (TREE-1208) July 1978.
- J. Fell and S.M. Modro:
An Account of the OECD LOFT Project
OECD LOFT-T-3907 May 1990.
- Technical Considerations for LOFT Consortium Test Plan,
Prepared for discussion by LOFT Consortium Working Group Meeting
Munich, Germany, July 15-16, 1982 (SEN/LOFT(82)6)
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11. TEST DESIGNATION:  L3-6
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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15. ESTABLISHMENT

        Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
        EG&G Idaho
        Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415.
        U.S.A.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
CSNI0018/01
CCVM data        mag tapeDirectory        TOTAL: 54,572,160         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeCurrent                    556,080         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeControl valves             438,880         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeComputed parameters     15,682,560         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeDensity                  8,162,640         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeFlow velocity              438,880         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeMass flow                1,312,800         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeLevels                   3,358,960         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeMomentum Flux            1,312,800         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeNeutron detector         1,312,480         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeDifferential pressure    6,118,800         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapePressure                13,132,800         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeNIS-power range          1,312,480         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeRotational speed           875,920         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeVoltage                    556,080         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeDirectory      TOTAL:  102,418,800         CVMTP
CCVM data        mag tapeTemperature            102,418,800         CVMTP
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: data, loss-of-coolant accident, transients.