Title: VVER Vessel Steel Corrosion at Interaction with Molten Corium in Oxidizing Atmosphere
Authors: BECHTA S. V.GRANOVSKY V. S.KHABENSKY V. B.KRUSHINOV E. V.VITOL S. A.SULATSKY A. A.GUSAROV V. V.ALMIASHEV V. I.LOPUKH D. B.BOTTOMLEY PaulFISCHER M.PILUSO P.MIASSOEDOV A.TROMM W.ALTSTADT E.FICHOT F.KYMALAINEN O.
Citation: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN vol. 239 no. 6 p. 1103-1112
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56271
ISSN: 0029-5493
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nucengdes
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56271
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2008.12.009
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The long-term in-vessel corium retention (IVR) in the lower head bears a risk of the vessel wall deterioration caused by steel corrosion. The ISTC METCOR Project has studied physicochemical impact of prototypic coria having different compositions in air and steam and has generated valuable experimental data on vessel steel corrosion. It is found that the corrosion rate is sensitive to corium composition, but the composition of oxidizing above-melt atmosphere (air, steam) has practically no influence on it. A model of the corrosion process that integrates the experimental data, is proposed and used for development of correlations.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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