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Experience with Multiple Impurities Detected by Plugging Indicators in Sodium Systems

  • M. Rajan
  • R. D. Kale

Abstract

Plugging indicators are rugged instruments which have been widely used to monitor the impurity levels of reactor sodium circuits and other sodium test loops. Their main advantage lies in that they give direct information concerning the plugging of flow passages in terms of what is called plugging temperature.

Keywords

Saturation Temperature Cold Trap Rate Gradient Orifice Temperature Impurity Behaviour 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rajan
    • 1
  • R. D. Kale
    • 1
  1. 1.Reactor Research CentreKalpakkamIndia

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