Which of the following type of pump is used in liquid metal cooled reactor for circulation of liquid metal?
Right Answer is:
An electromagnetic type pump is used in a liquid metal-cooled reactor for the circulation of liquid metal.
A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor, liquid metal fast reactor or LMFR is an advanced type of nuclear reactor where the primary coolant is a liquid metal. Liquid metals, being electrically highly conductive, can be moved by electromagnetic pumps.
An electromagnetic pump is a pump that moves liquid metal (or any electrically conductive liquid) using electromagnetism. A magnetic field is set at right angles to the direction the liquid moves in, and a current is passed through it. This causes an electromagnetic force that moves the liquid. Applications include pumping liquid metal through a cooling system.