A DESIGN STUDY OF A LOW POWER AQUEOUS HOMOGENEOUS BOILING REACTOR POWER PLANT

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This design study describes a reactor and associated power plant that has been designed to produce 100 kv of net electric power and 400 kv of hot water space heating at a total thermal output of 1300 kw. The fuel consists of a solution of UO/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ in light water. Power is removed from the core by boiling the fuel solution and transferring the heat to the secondary steam system by condensing primary water on the external surface of a bayonet type boiler and boiling secondary water within the tubes. Saturated steam, produced in the boiler at 225 psia ... continued below

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Mong, B.A.; Colgan, J.E.; D'Elia, R.A.; Mooradian, J.S.; Rhode, G.K. & Wood, P.M. June 1, 1955.

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This design study describes a reactor and associated power plant that has been designed to produce 100 kv of net electric power and 400 kv of hot water space heating at a total thermal output of 1300 kw. The fuel consists of a solution of UO/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ in light water. Power is removed from the core by boiling the fuel solution and transferring the heat to the secondary steam system by condensing primary water on the external surface of a bayonet type boiler and boiling secondary water within the tubes. Saturated steam, produced in the boiler at 225 psia (Full Power) is used to drive a turbo generator, Extraction steam from the turbine is used, at a reduced pressure, for space heating. The initial loading of the reactor is approximately 4.8 kg of U/sub 235/ and operation based on an average load factor of 80% will require fuel addition at the rate of about 580 grams per year. It may be desirable to replace the fuel in the core after a period of 5 years operation due to the accumulation of corrosion products. The reactor control is affected automatically by power demand. The major objective has been to design a reactor that is reliable and simple, requiring little if any operating personnel and routine maintenance only which can be performed by one man. The design should stress simplicity of the system, ease of erection at the site, initial transportability, reliability and ease of operation; these characteristics are then expected to result in greatly reduced effort and manpower support over a conventional system. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Decl. Apr. 3, 1959. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59

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  • Report No.: BW-AED-502
  • Grant Number: AT(11-1)-338
  • DOI: 10.2172/4243072 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4243072
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1026935

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Mong, B.A.; Colgan, J.E.; D'Elia, R.A.; Mooradian, J.S.; Rhode, G.K. & Wood, P.M. A DESIGN STUDY OF A LOW POWER AQUEOUS HOMOGENEOUS BOILING REACTOR POWER PLANT, report, June 1, 1955; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1026935/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.