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Homework Help: Sizing a pressurizer for a PWR plant?

  1. Nov 20, 2011 #1
    Sizing a pressurizer for a PWR plant!?

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    So I can't find anything online to help me with this because there isnt very many resources for this. If anyone knows of a good resource that would be great or some pointers on how to get started on this.

    I am working a problem trying to find the volume of a pressurizer... here is the problem

    A PWR has a 8000 ft^3 primary loop at 2200 psi. Hot leg temp is 600F and cold leg is 540F and the pressurizer if 60% full of water. Calculate necessary pressurizer volume for no more than 1% system pressure rise for a 10F rise in primary loop temperatures. Ignore spray flow and heat added.

    I AM NOT asking someone to work this for me, I simply want to know what equations can help me get started because the book "Powerplant Technology" does not cover this very well and I can't find any other resources...

    2. Relevant equations

    F=ma? lol

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 21, 2011 #2
    Re: Sizing a pressurizer for a PWR plant!?

    See Nuclear Systems I, Todreas & Kazimi, Chapter 7.
  4. Nov 21, 2011 #3
    Re: Sizing a pressurizer for a PWR plant!?

    is there a free copy anywhere?

    I have "Powerplant Technology" book and already spent a fortune on that...
  5. Nov 21, 2011 #4


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    Re: Sizing a pressurizer for a PWR plant!?

    Maybe check with your school libraries. If they don't have a copy, maybe they can get a loaner from another library in their system...
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