Mathematical Modeling of Hydraulic Processes in the Collector Scheme of Connection of Pipelines of the Steam Generator Purge System of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 Power Unit No. 1
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Yaurov S.V. Borovoy A.V. Danilov А.D.
The article proposes to consider one of the directions of modernization of the steam generator purge system of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 power unit No. 1, based on the experience of putting the system into operation in 2016 [1, 2].
The results of mathematical modeling of the hydraulics of pipelines from the pockets of the collectors of steam generators (SG) of the purge system, combined in one collector, are presented. The calculations were performed in the thermohydraulic CFX module of the Ansys software package [3, 4].
Ansys CFX is based on the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations by the control volume method, and a grid partition of the flow region is used as the input geometric (structural) data.
The results of the calculation showed a significant unevenness in the distribution of purge water consumption from the pockets of the SG collectors due to the use of a collector in the technological scheme, which combines the purge pipelines (purge collector).
Calculations of the symmetric scheme of connection of purge pipelines revealed its advantage in comparison with the collector scheme, there is no unevenness in the distribution of purge water flows from the pockets of the SG collectors.
The authors suggest:
- to exclude the collector scheme of connection of pipelines from the structure of the system of purging of PG and to apply the symmetric scheme of connection of pipelines.;
- use multi-way position control valves as part of the technological scheme instead of electromagnetic and electric drive valves (an alternative to the symmetrical scheme).
These improvements will ensure the uniform removal of iron oxides from the pockets of steam generators.
Modification of steam generator purge collectors and / or installation of multi-pass cranes can also be performed on power units with PGV-1000M steam generators.
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Link for citing the article: Yaurov S.V., Borovoy A.V., Danilov А.D. Mathematical Modeling of Hydraulic Processes in the Collector Scheme of Connection of Pipelines of the Steam Generator Purge System of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 Power Unit No. 1. Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika. 2021, no. 3, pp. 134-145; DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2021.3.11 (in Russian).