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This isn't pretty I hope it helps. Mitch

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Mass-Energy Balances
March 21, 12:00 CST

DK 662 of 1892

Where isthe water going?
*The sea water that becomes steam isbeing vented through the reactor safety relief valve and passing into the suppression pool. *Without heat sink, the suppression pool issaturated, requiring venting through the torus pressure relief system. *Water leaking from the vessel through the recirc pump seals (GE); leakage collecting in drywell. *At a seawater pumping rate of 80 gpm (GE), then for the current decay heat level of,. 6MWt inUnits 2-3, - 25 gpm isgoing into steam, leaving 55 gpm to accumulate in the drywell. *Drywell isabout 1.1 Million gallons in volume, and so drywell will fill in fill in about two weeks. *Venting will be required to preclude drywell pressure buildup due to water injection, and allow more water to be pumped through the core.
DK 663 of 1892

Salt formation rate
3) is being added Based on steaming rate, -4,300 kg of salt (or 2M per day to the RPV for units 2-3.

- Substantial uncertainties; these numbers are bounding Alternatively, information suggests that the steam might be flowing out the reactor pressure relief valve, while saturated water (is draining out the bottom of the core region and through the pump seals). So, the system may act as a salt separator with the salt deposited up on the reactor internals (steam dryers, separators etc) while saturated coolant flows out the bottom.
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Ifthis isthe case then the units should be able to run for awhile using seawater.

DK 664 of 1892

Energy Balances - what isrequired coolant flowrate?
Unit Decay Heat (22 March) Required water inlet flowrate for 100 % saturated steam at core exit and atmospheric pressure 2.8 MW 65 liters/minute 17 gpm 3 3.9 m /hr 150 liters/minute 40gpm 3 9m /hr

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