Proof of augmented safety conditions in advanced liquid metal cooled systems (PASCAL)


Project no.: 945341
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Project description:

The PASCAL project is devoted contribute to the advancement of the safety research on innovative
4th generation heavy liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors ALFRED and MYRRHA, and to generate ready-for-use evidence for the discussions between the designers of those reactors and the respective safety authorities in the pre-licensing phase.

Project funding:

The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”

Project results:

Ultrasound Institute of Kaunas University of Technology is responsible for the Task 4.3. During the first step, the work will be focused on ultrasonic inspection techniques of a set of calibration pieces at room temperature conditions and in conditions representing the application in a heavy liquid metal (HLM) system. During the second step KTU will test capability to detect correctly the cracks while the samples are immersed in HLM at the outage temperature at which inspections are planned.

Period of project implementation: 2020-11-01 - 2024-10-31

Project coordinator: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

Project partners: NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP (NRG), Paul Scherrer Institut, Delft University of Technology, Kunigliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH), Ansaldo Nucleare SPA (ANN), Chalmers University of Technology, Intra-University Consortium for Nuclear Technology Research, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN), Technologies for Nuclear Energy State Owned Company (RATEN), Sintec S.R.L. (SINTEC)

Rymantas Jonas Kažys

2020 - 2024

Prof. K. Baršauskas Ultrasound Research Institute

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