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Storage of Thermal REactor Safety Analysis data

The ECO facility, housed inside the large FAUNA steel vessel, was designed for investigating energy conversion ratios up to 20 %, related to 10 kg of melt. In principle, it consists of a piston/ cylinder system having 4 m in the total height. The melt generator providing the melt (≈ 2600 K) is part of the cylinder. The water pool has 0.6 m in diameter, and up to 1.3 m in depth. The steam explosion is triggered by two explosion capsules located in the centre and at the edge of the bottom of the pool. The test vessel (”piston”), under the pressure forces developing due to the steam explosion, moves downwards against the resistance of the underlying crushing material.

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Type of Facility
Experiments available