Description

The Chemical and Volume Control System (CVCS) is an auxiliary support system that serves to: clean a portion of the Reactor Coolant System (RCS), maintain the correct concentration of Boron as a chemical shim, and adjusts the volume of RCS inventory as needed to maintain the operating level in the pressurizer. The system also includes a means to add chemicals to the RCS as needed to adjust pH and the O2 content of the coolant to minimize the risk of corrosion and impurities buildup.

Specifications

Data

Design Pressure: 2500 psig
Design Temperature: 600 deg F
Design Flow Rate: 20 gpm
Material: SA376-TP316L
Size: 4 inch

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