Reactor Protection System

12.22. Nuclear power reactors are designed to produce heat to satisfy the demand for steam by a turbine-generator, up to a specified limit. The reactor control system, with its automatic and manual controls, serves to maintain safe operating conditions as the demand is varied (§5.185 et seq.). Because excess cooling capability is provided in the design of the reactor system, […]

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Aerosols [5]

12.122. An aerosol is a gaseous suspension of fine liquid or solid par­ticles. Spherical diameters may vary from 1 mm to as small as 1 nm, but the range of interest is normally from 0.01 to 100 |xm. Degraded core materials making their way into the containment as a result of a severe accident tend to form aerosols by several […]

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