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QUENCH Test Matrix

Test
Quench medium
Injection rate, g/s
Temp. at onset of flooding*, K
Max. ZrO2 before transient/flooding*, µm
Post-test average ZrO2 thickness*, µm
H2 prod. before/during cooldown, g
Remarks

QUENCH-01
Feb 26, 98

water
52
1830
312/na
500
36/3
COBE Project:
partial fragmentation of pre-oxidized cladding
QUENCH-02
Jul 7, 98
water
47
2400
na/na
completely
oxidized
20/140
COBE Project:
no additional pre-oxidation; quenching from high temperatures
QUENCH-03
Jan 20, 99
water
40
2350
na/na
completely
oxidized
18/120
delayed flooding; 240 s after temperature escalation has started
QUENCH-04
Jun 30, 99
steam
50
2160
82/na
280
10/2
cool-down behavior of slightly pre-oxidized cladding by injected cold steam
QUENCH-05
Mar 29, 2000
steam
48
2020
160/na
420
25/2
cool-down behavior of pre-oxidized cladding by injected cold steam
QUENCH-06
Dec 13, 2000
water
42
2060
207/300
630
32/4
OECD-ISP,
prediction of H2 source term by different code systems
QUENCH-07
Jul 25, 2001
steam
15
2100
230/na
completely
oxidized
66/120
COLOSS Project:
impact of B4C absorber rod failure on H2, CO, CO2 and CH4 generation
QUENCH-08
Jul 24, 2003
steam
15
2090
274/na
completely
oxidized
46/38
Reference test to QU-07 without absorber rod

QUENCH-09
Jul 3, 2002

steam
49
2100
na/na
completely
oxidized
60/400
COLOSS Project:
impact of B4C absorber rod failure on H2, CO, CO2 and CH4 generation in steam-starved conditions

QUENCH-10
Jul 21, 2004

water
50
2200
514/613
completely
oxidized
48/5
LACOMERA-QUENCH-01:
air ingress during spent fuel storage container accident

QUENCH-11
Dec 8, 2005

water
18
2040
na/170
completely
oxidized
9/132
LACOMERA-QUENCH-02:
boil-off test with subsequent flooding

QUENCH-12
Sep27, 2006

water
48
2100
160/300
completely
oxidized
34/24
ISTC-1648.2:
physico-chemical behavior of VVER type cladding (Zr1%Nb) during flooding

QUENCH-13
Nov 7, 2007

water
52
1820
na/400
750
42/1
SARNET,
AgInCd absorber rod, aerosol

QUENCH-14
Jul 2, 2008

water
41
2100
170/470
900
35/5
ACM series,
M5(R) cladding

QUENCH-15
May 27, 2009

water
48
2100
145/380
630µm
(74% metal converted to outer ZrO2)
41/7
ACM series,
ZIRLO(TM) cladding
QUENCH-16
July 27, 2011

water
53

 

1870 135/135

1075

144/128 LACOMECO Project;
air ingress

QUENCH-17
Jan 31, 2013

water
10
1800 completely oxidized completely oxidized 110/1
SARNET-2;
Debris formation and coolability.

*) at 950 mm