Table 7: Summary of main experimental results.

No.   ParameterTests
Test 4
LB LOCA
Test 5
LB LOCA
Test 1
LB LOCA
Test 7
MSLB
Test 9
MSLB
Test 12
SB LOCA

(1)Maximum absolute pressure in box , (MPa)0,2020,2140,1970,18350,1750,111
(2)Time of achievement of maximum pressure in box , (s)8,07–9,778,8970–9090–10090.5–96353–388
(3)Maximum pressure difference across BC, (kPa)14,5515,7311,627,87,74,9
(4)Maximum absolute pressure in air trap , (MPa)0,1930,2000,1910,1770,1690,106
(5)Maximum temperature in box , (°C)12012212011811886
(6)Maximum temperature of BC water, (°C)787860566338,5
(7)Time of check valve closure, (s)90871142121852240
(8)Absolute pressure in box when relief valve opened, (MPa)0,190,170,1910,1740,1670,106
(9)Time of relief valve opening, (s)88,690,3115207,61802300
(10)Occurrence of reverse flow from BCnoyesnononono
(11)Break locationnearfarmiddlefarnearmiddle