Advanced Load Follow Operation Mode for Korean Standardized Nuclear Power Plants

한국 표준 원전의 부하추종을 위한 운전 기법

  • Published : 1992.06.01

Abstract

An advanced load-follow operation mode, Mode K, is presented for the Korean Standardized Nuclear Power Plants. The Mode K utilizes a heavy worth bank dedicated to axial shape control independent of the existing regulating banks. In Mode K, the heavy bank provides a wide range of axial shape control and a monotonic relationship between its motion and the axial shape change, which makes it easy to automate axial shape control. The achievement of full automatic reactor power control both for the reactivity and power shape would reduce the burden due to load-follow operation on the operator. Also, it can accommodate the frequen-cy control, which requires the plant to respond to the unexpected demand. The Mode K design concepts were tested using simulation responses of Yonggwang Units 3&4, the reference plants for the Korean Standardized Nuclear Power Plants. The results illustrate that the Mode K is an adequate operation mode to provide practical load-follow capabilities for the Korean Standardized Nuclear Power Plants.

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