Benchmark Testing the ODEN CHF Loop to Columbia University HTRF
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
F6-2 Integral Testing

L. David Smith, III (Westinghouse Electric Co., LLC)
Anders Hallehn (Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB)
Abdelaziz Elmahdi (Westinghouse Electric Co., LLC)
Dong-Yuan Sheng (Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB)
Henrik Tejne (Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB)


Westinghouse has designed and built ODEN, a new Critical Heat Flux (CHF) test loop for PWR applications. It is located at the Westinghouse Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility in Västerås, Sweden. ODEN can accommodate full length (4.3 m) bundles, up to 6x6 rod arrays, up to 16 MW power, and accurately cover a wide range of PWR thermal-hydraulic conditions. Benchmark qualification CHF tests at ODEN were recently performed. Results indicate good agreement between CHF data from ODEN and data from HTRF. Repeatability (ODEN – ODEN) was also good. This paper presents the details of the comparative tests and the resulting data analyses.

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