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Injection of cold water on previously uncovered SG tubes by recovered feedwater pumps may threaten the structural integrity of the boundary between the primary and secondary circuits. This section deals only with the first two aspects of the accident; other aspects are partially dealt with in Sections 10, 16 and 17. The event belongs to the category of DBAs, therefore acceptance criteria Nos (4)–(8) (Section 3) apply. 2. Specific suggestions for analysis The position of the break has to be selected so as to maximize the loss of secondary coolant.

The Resulting thermal stresses in the RPV wall may potentially threaten its integrity. 43 Other aspects of relevant accident scenarios, such as loss of primary or secondary coolant inventory or of containment pressurization, are of secondary importance from the reactor integrity point of view and they are not considered here. The relevant acceptance criterion for PTS is No. (16) (Section 3). 2. SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS FOR ANALYSIS Owing to the complexity of the PTS, the compliance with criterion No.

24 8. 1. 1. Initiating events and safety aspects Such accidents can be initiated by a partial or full steam line rupture, which may occur either inside or outside the containment. The limiting size for a break (typically located outside the containment) is rupture of the main steam header (if relevant) up to its full size break. The accident leads simultaneously to depressurization (cooling down) of the secondary circuit and loss of the secondary coolant, leading also to overcooling of the RCS.

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