The EBBSG (External Boiling Bayonet Steam Generator) system, proposed in previous publications, offers an alternative to the classical once-through high pressure steam generators. This system exploits the combination between the Loeffler external boiling scheme and the bayonet-tube steam generator and is expected to provide advantages in terms of safety while keeping good values of cycle performance and vessel size. The main disadvantages result in the increased size of the heat exchangers with respect to once-through steam boilers and in the need of steam blowers, as envisaged under the Loeffler scheme.In the present paper, a new and more efficient system is proposed, in which the steam circulation is assured by steam-jet ejectors instead of blowers. The innovative solution, named SJ-EBBSG (Steam-Jet External Boiling Bayonet Steam Generator), is expected to provide several advantages with respect to the original scheme. In particular, the advantages envisage an increased global efficiency (+0.49% with respect to EBBSG) due to the lower power consumption of the auxiliaries and smaller size of the bayonet heat exchangers (-6.1% diameter, -7.3% length), other than increased safety and plant availability.Throughout the article, the two steam generation solutions are compared and the advantages demonstrated by calculations.
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|Titolo:||New steam generation system for lead-cooled fast reactors, based on steam re-circulation through ejector|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|