By Daniel Kolak, John Symons
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If the VCT is full, a high-water level signal diverts letdown flow to the BRS or waste processing system. 2 Water Sources Low-level signals from the VCT initiate reactor makeup control or flow from the Refueling Water Storage Tank (RWST) as a backup. Makeup to the RCS can come from the sources listed below: Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) 31 • Demineralized and deaerated water supply used to reduce the concentration of dissolved boric acid in chemical shim to accommodate core burnup • Chemical mixing tank to add small quantities of hydrazine for oxygen scavenging or lithium hydroxide for pH control • RWST for emergency makeup of borated water • Boric acid from the boric acid tanks • A blend of demineralized and deaerated water and concentrated boric acid to match the reactor coolant boron concentration for normal plant makeup A continuing source of clean water and concentrated solution of boric acid must be provided to replenish these sources.
When an assembly is not in a RCC position, thimbles are plugged or contain BP rods Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) 27 (absorber that is used up during the reactor cycle). The thimbles: (1) act as guides for the control rods; and (2) serve as “dashpots” (shock absorbers) for slowing control rod motion during reactor trip. In their fully withdrawn position, control rods do not leave the upper end of the guide thimbles. This assures that the rods are always properly aligned, and reduces reactor coolant bypass through the thimbles.
All fuel assemblies are built the same because each could be in a control rod position, or any other position in the core. When an assembly is not in a RCC position, thimbles are plugged or contain BP rods Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) 27 (absorber that is used up during the reactor cycle). The thimbles: (1) act as guides for the control rods; and (2) serve as “dashpots” (shock absorbers) for slowing control rod motion during reactor trip. In their fully withdrawn position, control rods do not leave the upper end of the guide thimbles.