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FNR MONITORING SYSTEM

By Charles Rhodes, P.Eng., Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION:
Elsewhere on this website Fast Neutron Reactors (FNRs) have been identified as the primary source of energy for meeting mankind's future energy needs. This web page focuses on the design of the FNR's monitoring system.
 

MONITORING SYSTEM OVERVIEW:
The monitoring system is ceiling mounted in the reactor space and looks down at the top surface of the primary liquid sodium pool. The monitoring system is concerned with teh middle 10 m diameter of this surface which is directly over the FNR core zone. The monitoring system actually has 7 sub-zones, each of which focuses on a reactor surface area about 4.0 m in diameter. Thus there is a central zone ant there are 6 equally spaced zones around it. The monitoring system measures:
a) Surface temperature;
b) Gamma ray emission;
c) Indicator tube protrusion;
d) Indicator tube internal temperature,

Each monitoring sub-zone has an infra-red camera, a gamma ray camera and ____laser measuring tapes. There is a data set for each mobile fuel bundle.

This web page last updated May 7, 2020.

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