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Storage of Thermal REactor Safety Analysis data

FOREVER program at KTH was concerned with the vessel integrity under the molten corium attack in the reactor lower plenum during a severe accident. Total 9 tests were performed in the FOREVER program, to simulate the behavior of the lower head of a reactor pressure vessel (RPV) under different conditions: French steel/American steel, with/without penetrations, with/without gap cooling.

The facility employs a 1/10th scaled lower head (hemispherical in shape and made of SA533B, American reactor steel) of 400 mm outer diameter and 15 mm wall thickness. A cylindrical shell of 15Mo3 German steel, of 400 mm height and thickness of 15 mm, was welded to hemispherical lower head to make a complete vessel.

Facility is in operation.

Type of Facility
Experiments available