Which of the following type of pump is used in liquid metal cooled reactor for circulation of liquid metal?

Which of the following type of pump is used in liquid metal cooled reactor for circulation of liquid metal?

Right Answer is:

Electromagnetic

SOLUTION

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.

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