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Stainless Steel NaK Circuit Integration and Fill Submission
Author and Affiliation:
Garber, Anne E.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: The Early Flight Fission Test Facilities (EFF-TF) team has been tasked by the Marshall Space Flight Center Nuclear Systems Office to design, fabricate, and test an actively pumped alkali metal flow circuit. The system, which was originally designed to hold a eutectic mixture of sodium potassium (NaK), was redesigned to hold lithium; but due to a shift in focus, it is once again being prepared for use with NaK. Changes made to the actively pumped, high temperature loop include the replacement of the expansion reservoir, addition of remotely operated valves, and modification of the support table. Basic circuit components include: reactor segment, NaK to gas heat exchanger, electromagnetic (EM) liquid metal pump, load/drain reservoir, expansion reservoir, instrumentation, and a spill reservoir. A 37-pin partial-array core (pin and flow path dimensions are the same as those in a full design) was selected for fabrication and test. This document summarizes the integration and fill of the pumped liquid metal NaK flow circuit.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2006
Document ID:
20060024658
(Acquired Aug 03, 2006)
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: ICAPP Conference; 4-8 Jun. 2006; Reno, NV; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SODIUM; POTASSIUM; STAINLESS STEELS; CIRCUITS; ALKALI METALS; LIQUID METALS; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; FLIGHT TESTS; ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMPS; CORE FLOW; TEST FACILITIES; RESERVOIRS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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