Updated Knowledge Base for Long-term Core Cooling Reliability

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The current document is an update of the 1995 state-of-the-art report (SOAR) “Knowledge Base for Emergency Core Cooling System Recirculation Reliability”. The content of the present report goes beyond the 1995 SOAR and includes not only an update of the previous information, but also two new topics, chemical effects and downstream effects.

While the previous SOAR focused on BWRs, the present update includes a significant amount of new information related to PWRs, leading in particular to a very much expanded appendix on “Experimental Investigations and Test Facilities”. The Appendices on “Terminology” and “Debris Characteristics” have also been updated and expanded.