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Sodium technology and sodium loop operation practical instruction

Reference: 35B
OBJECTIVES
• Announce sodium characteristics
• Define the precautions to be taken when working with sodium as well as the collective and individual means of prevention
• Describe and use specific sodium instrumentation
• Know the step of a sodium purification campaign
• Describe the particularities of sodium loop components and list the main commissioning and operating phases of a sodium loop
• Identify the main operating incidents, their consequences and the associated detection and protection systems
• Use sodium loop intervention procedures
• state the controlling variables of the reactor
• list the safety principles and their application to the reactor
• list the steps of normal operation
• analyze the transients: start-up, ramp-up, control, shutdown
AUDIENCE
Beginner English speaking engineer who is lead to work on the operation of sodium loops or installations.
PREREQUISITES
No prerequisites required.
CONTENT
• Sodium physical and chemical properties; sodium hazards
• Sodium facilities: functional analysis approach; design rules for main loop and utilities
• Sodium facilities operation: start-up procedure, transients, shut-down
• Sodium Instrumentation: measuring sensors & calibration
• Sodium facilities: technology
• Rules and guidelines for sodium facilities interventions
• In sodium corrosion and corrosion products transfer
• Sodium pollution sources and potential consequences
• Sodium quality control including purification
• Heat transfer correlations and thermal-hydraulics modelling
• Phenix & Superphenix reactors operation feedback
• Sodium cleaning
• Practical exercises on: start-up operations, filling operations, facilities operations, facilities interventions, sodium fire
• Visits of sodium cleaning facilities, sodium test loops and Phénix reactor when the facilities are available
• Operation and safety of SFR, safety during mal-function and accidents
• Basic knowledge on neutron physics and reactivity feedback
• Basic knowledge on thermal-hydraulics
• Normal operation, operation constraints, thermal-mechanics, control, reactor's protection (thermal-hydraulics transients)
• Decay heat removal systems
• Sodium-Water Reaction issues – Detection and protection systems
• In service inspection
• Reactor's start-up transients, power increase
• Normal transients
• Operation during mal-function
• Operation during accidents
TEACHING METHOD
The training includes lectures, contributions focusing on participatory methods, practical exercises and visits (when the facilities are available)

Maximum number of trainees: 10.
 
COLLABORATION
Sodium School (CEA/DEN/DTN/STCP)

Session 2020

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Session 2021

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Ref. 35B - Sodium technology and sodium loop operation practical instruction

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