The DEEPSSI project, design, testing and modeling of steam injectors

P. Dumaz, G. Geffraye, V. Kalitvianski, E. Verloo, M. Valisi, P. Méloni, A. Achilli, R. Schilling, M. Malacka, M. Trela

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The DEEPSSI project is a steam injector research programme. Among thermal-hydraulic passive systems, the steam injectors (also called "condensing ejectors" or "steam jet pumps") are very interesting apparatus with very specific characteristics (high velocity, very low pressure). The envisaged reactor application is the Steam Generator Emergency FeedWater System (EFWS) of Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs). The heart of this project is the development and the testing of an innovative steam injector design. Three experimental facilities are involved: CLAUDIA in France, IETI in Italy and IMP-PAN in Poland. In these facilities, different design options have been tested and some significant improvements of the initial design have been obtained. In addition to the experimental studies, the development of a steam injector computational model has been undertaken in order to model industrial systems based on steam injectors. The one-dimensional module of the system code CATHARE2 has been chosen to be the basis of this model. The first results obtained have confirmed the capabilities of CATHARE2 to describe the steam injector thermal-hydraulics. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233 - 251
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Dumaz, P., Geffraye, G., Kalitvianski, V., Verloo, E., Valisi, M., Méloni, P., ... Trela, M. (2005). The DEEPSSI project, design, testing and modeling of steam injectors. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 235(2-4), 233 - 251.