Sizing of the Vacuum Vessel Pressure Suppression System of a Fusion Reactor Based on a Water-Cooled Blanket, for the Purpose of the Preconceptual Design

Gianfranco Caruso, Fabio Giannetti
2016 Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations  
A methodology to preliminarily evaluate the size of the suppression tank and the relief pipes for a Vacuum Vessel Pressure Suppression System, to be adopted in a fusion reactor based on a water cooled blanket, is presented. The volume of the ST depends on the total energy of the water cooling system and it can be sized based on a required final pressure at equilibrium, by a simple energy balance. The pressure peak in the VV depends mainly on break area and the flow area of the relief pipes and
more » ... ome suggestions about the method for a preliminarily evaluation of their size are discussed. The computer code CONSEN has been used to perform a parametric study and to verify the methodology.
doi:10.1155/2016/8719695 fatcat:bqy4ecvp25dpnlrgdibeu7hwjm