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Offline brettj22

MTC for CE PWR's
« on: May 22, 2012, 12:57 »
As part of a paper I'm writing I reviewed PWR operating licenses at the NRC's web site looking for MTC limits.  I've noticed that some tech spec plots of MTC for CE PWR's (Calvert Cliffs, Fort Calhoun, Millstone-2, St. Lucie-1) lead me to believe that a positive MTC is allowed at 100% power.  For example, the plot in the Calvert Cliffs Tech Specs appears to identify the 100% power limit as +0.15e-4.

Am I reading this correctly?

Thank you!

Fermi2

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Re: MTC for CE PWR's
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 06:33 »
It looks like it depends on whether they use digital or analog systems.

Digital at 100% cannot be positive.

Analog it looks like it depends on the COLR.

I'm basing this on STS.

Offline SmallTownNuke

Re: MTC for CE PWR's
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2012, 11:17 »
A slightly positive MTC is allowed at the very beginning of core life, however the overall temperature coefficient remains negative due to the FTC.  This is based off of Fort Calhoun.  Interestingly, the larger issue with MTC is the limit of how negative it can be at the end of life due to main steam line breaks (uncontrolled heat extraction).

Fermi2

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Re: MTC for CE PWR's
« Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2012, 05:25 »
A slightly positive MTC is allowed at the very beginning of core life, however the overall temperature coefficient remains negative due to the FTC.  This is based off of Fort Calhoun.  Interestingly, the larger issue with MTC is the limit of how negative it can be at the end of life due to main steam line breaks (uncontrolled heat extraction).

No uncontrolled reactivity addition due to rapid cooldown from hotstandby to the extent you are outside your ability for boron to control it. There IS a difference.

 


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