Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of the Fort St. Vrain Modular Vault Dry Store System

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S. M. Cho, A. H. Seltzer

Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Livingston, NJ 07039

M. Blackbourn

GEC ALSTHOM Engineering Systems Ltd., Leicester, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 113(4), 522-529 (Oct 01, 1991) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906272 History: Received December 18, 1990; Online April 24, 2008


A passive, natural thermosyphon, air-cooled modular vault dry store (MVDS) system is being constructed for the storage of nuclear spent fuel for the Fort St. Vrain (FSV) Nuclear Power Station. In support of this FSV-MVDS system, thermal-hydraulic design analyses have been performed. The objective of the analyses is to determine flow and temperature distributions within the system and thus to ensure that the maximum fuel element temperatures shall not exceed specified design limit values under various loading and unloading conditions. This paper presents the method of analysis and discusses the resulting thermal-hydraulic characteristics of the MVDS system.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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