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Title: FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED

Abstract

The feasibility study and cost estimates for a gascooled, partially enriched uranium, graphite-moderated, 215-Mwe power plant optimized for minumum power cost are discussed. The plant consists of one multi purpose building which houses the reactor plant, turbine generator, warehouses, and shop. Other facilities include an office building, river pump house, substation, and necessary utilities. The estimated costs area design and construction 0 per kw-hr (gross electrical), and produced power 15 mills per kw-hr of which fixed charges are 12 mills per kw-hr. The 2.5% enrichment is selected to provide an averege fuel element lifetime of 10,000 Mwd per metric ton. The outlet gas temperature and pressure of 1000 deg F and 370 psia give a net thermal efficiency of 35.8%. (W.D.M.)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kaiser Engineers Div., Henry J. Kaiser Co., Oakland, Calif.; Nuclear Products-Erco Div., ACF Industries, Inc., Washington, D.C.
OSTI Identifier:
4316641
Report Number(s):
IDO-2024(Rev. 1); 58-4-RE
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010990
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-925
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Cover carries title: GAS COOLED POWER REACTOR, FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BUILDINGS; BURNUP; ECONOMICS; ENRICHMENT; GAS COOLANT; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; PUMPS; REACTORS; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM

Citation Formats

None. FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED. United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4316641.
None. FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED. United States. doi:10.2172/4316641.
None. Sat . "FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED". United States. doi:10.2172/4316641. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4316641.
@article{osti_4316641,
title = {FEASIBILITY STUDY, OPTIMUM PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {The feasibility study and cost estimates for a gascooled, partially enriched uranium, graphite-moderated, 215-Mwe power plant optimized for minumum power cost are discussed. The plant consists of one multi purpose building which houses the reactor plant, turbine generator, warehouses, and shop. Other facilities include an office building, river pump house, substation, and necessary utilities. The estimated costs area design and construction 0 per kw-hr (gross electrical), and produced power 15 mills per kw-hr of which fixed charges are 12 mills per kw-hr. The 2.5% enrichment is selected to provide an averege fuel element lifetime of 10,000 Mwd per metric ton. The outlet gas temperature and pressure of 1000 deg F and 370 psia give a net thermal efficiency of 35.8%. (W.D.M.)},
doi = {10.2172/4316641},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {3}
}