1. In PWRs, a small portion of the reactor coolant is continuously “let down” from the primary loop, depressurized, cleaned, and charged back into the loop.
To provide diversity, one of the charging pumps is typically a positive displacement (piston) pump.
What kind of stress does the PD pump impose on the charging lines?
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A piston pump creates a periodic high pressure on its output lines as the piston cycles and ejects fluid....
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