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RESEARCH PAPERS: Papers on Fluidics

Developments in Power Fluidics for Application in Nuclear Plant

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J. R. Tippetts, G. H. Priestman, D. Thompson

Department of Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology, Sheffield University, Sheffield, England

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 103(4), 342-351 (Dec 01, 1981) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3139672 History: Received April 21, 1980; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

Fluidic systems have been developed for handling toxic and corrosive fluids in U.K. nuclear plant. Recent work carried out in the CEFT department in collaboration with UKAEA, Risley, which has led to the installation of plant hardware is described. The systems include: single and double-acting pumps with no-moving-part driving units, experiments on multistage pumps and the effect of temperature on pumping rate, fluidic control of mixer-settlers, and pulse-columns. Also described are applications in ventilation plant control and the effect of argon controlling air in a vortex amplifier.

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