DEBRIS experimental setup

DEBRIS experimental setup is intended to investigate the hydrodynamic effects in case of pipeline ruptures at VVER NPPs.

DEBRIS experimental setup allows:

  • to examine the parameters of debris formed close to piping ruptures and the hydrodynamic effects of water jets, shockwaves, reactive forces, as well as the wave effects on removable and non-removable pipe insulation covers in case of pipeline ruptures at VVER NPPs
  • to carry out the experiments to verify computer codes and to simulate and assess disruption of insulation covers for different pipelines and equipment components
Height, m 4.6
Length, m 4.5
Volume, m3 0.287
Max work pressure, MPa 17
Operating environment water, air, steam
Max work temperature, °С 300
Max diameter of ruptured pipeline, mm 60