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Evaluation of Power Fluidic Pumping Technology for Molten Salt Reactor Applications...

by Kevin R Robb, David E Holcomb
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ORNL Report
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Power Fluidics™ (PF) is a NuVision Engineering proprietary technology which uses gases to control the flow of other fluids in industrial applications. This unique technology has several advantages over traditional centrifugal pumps. Molten salt nuclear reactors and associated systems have unique fluid handling demands. This report explores the applicability of PF to molten salt systems. Several potential applications are identified, necessary modifications of existing PF technology for salt service are discussed, and a path for development and demonstration is proposed.