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Title: THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM

THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM LIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED The Experimental Beryllium Oxide Reactor, EBOR, will be constructed at the National Reactor Testing Station as the AEC portion of the joint Maritime Administration--AEC Maritime Gas Cooled Reactor Program. The ultimate goal of the Program is the development of nuclear power plants employing a helium cooled and beryllium oxide moderated reactor directly coupled to a closed cycle gas turbine. The objective is to obtain compact nuclear engines suitable for use either in a merchant ship propulsion system or an intermediate size central station power plant in the 20 to 100 Mw(e) size range. The EBOR is a l0 Mw(t) test of the basic fuel element and moderator designs. It is capable of being up-graded in power at a later date to a test of the nuclear reactor turbine concept. The objective of the experiment is outlined. The principal reactor components to be tested and the test facility are described. (auth)
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 4826933
Report Number(s):GA-2385
DOE Contract Number:AT(04-3)-187
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Research Org:General Atomic Div. General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BERYLLIUM MODERATOR; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; COOLANT LOOPS; EBOR; ELECTRICITY; FABRICATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GASES; HELIUM; MATERIALS TESTING; MEASURED VALUES; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MODERATORS; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; PRODUCTION; PROPULSION; REACTOR CORE; SHIPS; TESTING; TURBINES