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Internally Heated TestLoop For PWRs (IHTFP)Bren to install circulation heater, pressurization week of Oct. 16

Internally Heated TestLoop For PWRs (IHTFP)
Status: Operational, Under Repair
Comments: Bren to install circulation heater, pressurization week of Oct. 16
Stewards: Max Carlson
                 

Facility Description: The IHTFP facility simulates all the conditions inside a pressurized water reactor (PWR), except for the radiation. Its primary purpose is to grow CRUD (fouling deposits) at nuclear-relevant conditions, but it is also being used to explore fouling resistance in geothermal conditions.

Here is a diagram of the IHTFP facility, along with a quick table comparing the IHTFP operational parameters to those in a PWR:

Our Major Affiliations: MIT-SUTD International Design Centre (IDC) Dept. of Nuclear Science & Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology