The objective is to achieve more data on some open PCI issues, such as slow ramp rate effect and oxygen mitigating effect
An experimental program based on mandrel tests and ramp tests will be performed in order to shed more light on the open issues.
The task is divided in 2 subtasks:
Subtask 2.1 Mandrel tests
By the use of the mandrel test technique developed during the SCIP program, the mitigating effect of oxygen on PCI and the ramp rate threshold for PCI, will be investigated.
Subtask 2.2 Ramp tests
Using in reactor ramp tests, the ramp rate threshold obtained in Subtask 2.1 will be verified.