[ RadSafe ] Rolling blackouts
Thompson, Dewey L
DThompson3 at ameren.com
Mon Feb 7 08:33:41 CST 2011
Frazil ice issues are actually quite common, Frazil ice is a state of water that is slush, when it gets cold enough, the cooling water strainers or input pathway clogs. Lack of secondary cooling will take a unit down.
There is usually at least one plant per year that has to downpower or trip due to ice buildup.
Of course, I don't know what percentage of fossil plants are affected.
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Dapra
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 9:49 PM
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Rolling blackouts
Feb. 4, 2011
Certain areas in Texas and New Mexico were subjected to rolling
blackouts as a result of the recent extreme cold.
Does anyone know of a case when a reactor had to shut down or whose
operation was adversely affected by cold weather?
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