The HGCR-1, a Design Study of a Nuclear Power Station Employing a High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor with Graphite-UO₂ Fuel Elements Metadata

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  • Main Title The HGCR-1, a Design Study of a Nuclear Power Station Employing a High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor with Graphite-UO₂ Fuel Elements
  • Series Title Oak Ridge National Laboratory Reports
  • Series Title TID
  • Added Title Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report ORNL-2653
  • Series Title AEC research and development report
  • Series Title Atomic Energy Commission Reports


  • Author: Cottrell, William B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Copenhaver, C. M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Culver, H. N.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fontana, M. H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kelleghan, V. J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Samuels, G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Distributor: United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Originator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Originator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Oak Ridge, Tennessee


  • Creation: 1959


  • English


  • Content Description: "The preliminary design of a 3095-Mw(thermal), helium-cooled, graphite- moderated reactor employing sign conditions, 1500 deg F reactor outlet gas would be circulated to eight steam generators to produce 1050 deg F, 1450-psi steam which would be converted to electrical power in eight 157-Mw(electrical) turbine- generators. The over-all efficiency of this nuclear power station is 36.5%. The significant activities released from the unclad graphite-UO₂ fuel appear to be less than 0.2% of those produced and would be equivalent to 0.002 curie/ cm/ sup 3/ in the primary helium circuit. The maintenance problems associated with this contamination level are discussed. A cost analysis indicates that the capital cost of this nuclear station per electrical kilowatt would be around 0, and that the production cost of electrical power would be 7.8 mills/kwhr" (p. iii).
  • Physical Description: vii, 192 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Gas cooled reactors -- Fuel.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nuclear fuels.

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  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Name: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
    Code: TRAIL


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • OCLC: 36133637
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/ORNL-2653
  • Report No.: ORNL-2653
  • Grant Number: Contract No. W-7405-eng-26
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc100279


  • Display Note: "ORNL-2653, Reactors - Power, TID-4500 (14th ed.)."