Research Highlight

A FLiNaK mixture of salt was circulated for the first time in the Liquid Salt Test Loop (LSTL)

•This work is part of the ORNL-Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor CRADA
•Task focused on developing design guidance for future salt pumps and used the existing salt loop pump as a case study
•Final report was distributed that documented the work
•Significant accomplishments include:
–Loop operations conducted at ~ 650ºC salt temperature
–Pump operation at high temperature
–Demonstrated capability of transferring salt from storage tank to loop and back and controlling salt level
–Induction power supply operation to heat pebbles