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Oxidation of Zircaloy-4 in pressurized water reactor conditions

James A. VanWinkle

Oxidation of Zircaloy-4 in pressurized water reactor conditions

by James A. VanWinkle

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zirconium alloys -- Oxidation.,
  • Pressurized water reactors -- Corrosion.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James A. VanWinkle.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination88 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18001984M

    The observed effect of tin on the uniform corrosion resistance of Zircaloy-4 in high temperature water is consistent with the corrosion mechanism that assumes the migration of 0 2-anion vacancies through the oxygen deficient zirconia to be the rate-controlling process. It is postulated that lower tin level in Zircaloy-4 decreases the vacancy concentration in the oxide and, thereby, increases the corrosion Cited by: Our work involved the continued development of the theory of passivity and passivity breakdown, in the form of the Point Defect Model, with emphasis on zirconium and zirconium alloys in reactor coolant environments, the measurement of critically-important parameters, and the development of a code that can be used by reactor operators to actively manage the accumulation of corrosion damage to Author: Digby Macdonald, Mirna Urquidi-Macdonald, Yingzi Chen, Jiahe Ai, Pilyeon Park, Han-Sang Kim.

    The pressurized water reactor Zircaloy-4 cladding tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was provided by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The nominal compositions of commercial Zircaloy-4 cladding are given in ASTM B, which has % Sn, % Fe, % Cr, and % O, with the balance being Zr. The. In a Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR) this is done with a reactor core (Figure ) consisting of Zircaloy-clad slightly enriched uranium dioxide fuel rods in canless assemblies (Figures and ), various internal structures, reactivity control components, and core monitoring instrumentation.

    Typically, since (1) the oxidation kinetics of zirconium alloys in autoclave are periodic, and (2) the oxide films formed in autoclave, in out-of-pile loop, and in-reactor all exhibit periodic lateral cracks with a period similar to the oxide thickness to transition, the oxidation . A fuel assembly for a pressurized water reactor having a fuel rod with a high strength cladding tube including an inner tubular layer of a zirconium alloy with alloying components of molybdenum and 3 to 6 weight percent bismuth, the balance by: 7.


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Oxidation of Zircaloy-4 in pressurized water reactor conditions by James A. VanWinkle Download PDF EPUB FB2

A study of the oxidation of zircaloy in reactor environments has been undertaken with the goal of characterizing of the Thermal Gradient Test Facility (TGTF) at Teledyne Wah Chang, Albany. A set of oxidation models is presented from the literature, as well as Author: James A.

VanWinkle. With respect to the behavior of Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor fuel cladding during accidents the oxidation kinetics of Zircaloy‐4 tubing in steam and the related changes in the mechanical properties have been investigated. Short tube sections were exposed to steam between and °C under isothermal and temperature transient by: Oxidation of Zircaloy-4 in pressurized water reactor conditions.

Abstract. Graduation date: A study of the oxidation of zircaloy in reactor\ud environments has been undertaken with the goal of\ud characterizing of the Thermal Gradient Test Facility\ud (TGTF) at Teledyne Wah Chang, Albany.

Large increases in the\ud oxidation rate. Complementary in- and ex-reactor oxidation tests have been performed to evaluate the oxidation and hydrogen absorption performance of Zircaloy-4 (Zr-4) under relatively low partial pressures ( and Pa) of water vapor at specified test temperatures ( and °C).Cited by: 1.

In Pressurized Water Reactors, the oxidation reaction of Zircaloy-4 fuel cladding produces hydrogen, a fraction of which ingresses into the alloy.

In the metallic matrix, above the solubility. A model is developed to simulate the oxidation of Zircaloy fuel rod cladding exposed to pressurized water reactor operating conditions. The model is used to predict the oxidation rate for both ex- and in-reactor conditions in terms of the weight gain and oxide by: Zircaloy-4 has been widely used as a nuclear fuel cladding material.

However, recently, several European countries have gradually replaced Zircaloy-4 cladding material in pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plants with a Zr-Nb alloy called M5 and other new zirconium alloys with Nb added that are expected to have relatively longer operating by: 3.

In Pressurized Water Reactors, zirconium alloys used as fuel claddings are exposed to aggressive aqueous environment (°C, bars, to ppm Li and 10 to ppm B).

In these conditions, the corrosion kinetics of Zircaloy-4 (ZrSnFeCr)File Size: KB. With respect to the behavior of Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor fuel cladding during accidents the oxidation kinetics of Zircaloy-4 tubing in steam and hydrogen-steam mixtures and the related.

materials for light water reactor (LWR) fuels. These materials display a very good combination of properties such as low neutron absorption, creep behavior, stress-corrosion cracking resistance, reduced hydrogen uptake, corrosion and/or oxidation, especially in the case of Zircaloy However, over the lastCited by: 6.

The kinetics and morphology of oxides formed during in situ proton irradiation–corrosion experiment were analyzed. Experiments were conducted in °C water with 3 wt ppm H 2, while irradiated by a MeV proton beam at a current density of 2 µA/cm 2 producing a damage rate at × 10 −7 dpa/s.

The resulting oxide was compared with reference samples corroded in an autoclave, and Cited by: Zircaloy-U02 and -Water Reactions and Cladding Temperature Estimation for Rapidly-Heated Fuel Rods under an RIA Condition (pressurized water reactor) Zircaloy-4 mm mm mm mm mm 94 g Graduation date: A model has been developed to predict the long-term\ud oxidation rate of Zircaloy-4 for ex-reactor (autoclave) and\ud in-reactor (PWR) environments and operating conditions.

A\ud computer program has been written to solve the oxygen\ud diffusion equation by employing a fully implicit finite\ud difference method for a one. a pressurized-water reactor (PWR). This results in oxidation of the Zircaloy cladding.

A complementary process to oxidation is the formation of hydrogen, which in some cases can diffuse into the Zircaloy and form brittle hydrides. These hydrides tend to precipitate in the colder regions of the cladding [1].

experimental work contributes to worldwide research on the oxidation behavior of pressurized water reactor (PWR)-type Zircaloy-4 fuel rod cladding under loss-of-coolantand severe core damage conditions //.

After the Three Mile Island 11 reactor accident, the question frequently arose as to what the extent of oxidation of ferritic or Cited by: 2. Oxidation tests of Zircaloy-4 pressurized water reactor tube specimens in steam were conducted for several types of temperature excursions.

These tests were used to evaluate the accuracy of predictions of the oxidation behavior based on ideal models that employ isothermal kinetic by: 6. The environment in the reactors is water at high pressure and temperature, in PWR ~°C and ~15 MPa and for BWR ~°C and ~7 MPa.

In the PWR there are two water systems. The water in the reactor vessel (the primary water) is pressurised to a high enough pressure that it stays liquid up to high temperature (~ °C).

The heat is transferred. Abstract. Intermetallic precipitates are known to play a critical role in the oxidation process of Zircaloys. Since under irradiation they undergo structural changes, a specific study was conducted to analyze whether these transformations modify the oxidation behavior of the Zircaloy OXIDATION OF ZIRCALOY-4 IN PRESSURIZED WATER REACTOR CONDITIONS INTRODUCTION With the current push for longer burnups from fuel rods to increase plant capacity, longer in-reactor exposures for rods is becoming desirable.

The limiting factor to rod life may become the oxidation of the cladding on the rod. This project examines the. zircaloy 4 improve oxidation resistant of zircaloy 4. Peng et al. investigated aqueous corrosion zircalaoy 4 after implanted with yttrium in a 1 N H2SO4 [8].

It was found that corrosion resistance of zircaloy 4 in a 1N H2SO4 increase with raising implantation dose. Zr-Nb alloys, Zirlo, M5 are develop for application in the water cooled Size: KB.

An engineering model of corrosion of zirconium-niobium alloys is described. It takes account of the alloying composition, the content of lithium and boron in the coolant, the heat flux on the surface of fuel elements and the intensity of the neutron irradiation. The parametric dependences used in the model are based on the results of tests performed in autoclaves and research by: 2.Oxidation mechanism of Alloy has been investigated in Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) primary coolant conditions (°C, aqueous hydrogenated media).

Experiments performed with gold marker and RBS technique reveal that the passive film formation is the consequence of an anionic mechanism. This result is confirmed by experiments achieved with two sequences of corrosion in a H2 16O media Cited by: The diffusivity of oxygen in beta-Zircaloy-4 and the isothermal oxidation rates of Zircaloy-4 in steam were determined.

Both sets of measurements were made in the temperature range to /sup 0/C ( to /sup 0/F), and considerable care was exercised .