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Title: A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem

Abstract

A reactor and associated power plant designed to produce 1.05 Mwh and 3.535 Mwh of steam for heating purposes are described. The total thermal output of the reactor is 10 Mwh. The fuel plates consist of highly enriched UO/sub 2/ imbedded in a matrix or stainless steel and clad on all sides with stainless steel. The core is cooled and moderated by naturally circulated, boiling, light water. At full power the core has an average void fraction of 20% by volume in the coolant. The saturated steam, at 415 psia and 448.2 deg F, is used to drive a turbogenerator. This steam is also used to generate non-radioactive steam for space heating. The reactor is loadsd with 18.1 kg of U/sup 235/ and will supply 15 Mwyears of energy before refueling is required. This correspends to 2.5 years of operation at an average load factor of 60%. Burnout poison in the form of B/ sub 4/C is incorporated to reduce the reactivity excursion and thus facilitate control. Ths estimated capital investment is ,258,400. The estimated cost per kw-hour for net electric and steam power at the bus, based on a 60% load demand is 4.43 cents and 1.06 cents, respectively.more » (auth)« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, TN (US); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4322176
Report Number(s):
CF-54-8-237
NSA Number:
NSA-12-011821
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Decl. Nov. 1957. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BOILING; BORON CARBIDES; BUBBLES; BUILDINGS; BURNUP; CANNING; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; COOLANT LOOPS; CRITICALITY; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; EXPANSION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GENERATORS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; MASS; OPERATION; PLANNING; PLATES; POISONING; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; SM-1; STABILITY; STAINLESS STEELS; STEAM; TURBINES; URANIUM 235; URANIUM DIOXIDE; VOLUME; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR; ZONES

Citation Formats

Rosen, M. A., Coburn, D. B., Flynn, T. A., Hemmerle, E. H., Klotz, C. E., MacPhee, J., McIntosh, T. W., Rhode, G. K., and Struyk, J. R. A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem. United States: N. p., 1954. Web. doi:10.2172/4322176.
Rosen, M. A., Coburn, D. B., Flynn, T. A., Hemmerle, E. H., Klotz, C. E., MacPhee, J., McIntosh, T. W., Rhode, G. K., & Struyk, J. R. A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem. United States. doi:10.2172/4322176.
Rosen, M. A., Coburn, D. B., Flynn, T. A., Hemmerle, E. H., Klotz, C. E., MacPhee, J., McIntosh, T. W., Rhode, G. K., and Struyk, J. R. Sun . "A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem". United States. doi:10.2172/4322176. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4322176.
@article{osti_4322176,
title = {A TEN MEGAWATT BOILING HETEROGENEOUS PACKAGE POWER REACTOR. Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem},
author = {Rosen, M. A. and Coburn, D. B. and Flynn, T. A. and Hemmerle, E. H. and Klotz, C. E. and MacPhee, J. and McIntosh, T. W. and Rhode, G. K. and Struyk, J. R.},
abstractNote = {A reactor and associated power plant designed to produce 1.05 Mwh and 3.535 Mwh of steam for heating purposes are described. The total thermal output of the reactor is 10 Mwh. The fuel plates consist of highly enriched UO/sub 2/ imbedded in a matrix or stainless steel and clad on all sides with stainless steel. The core is cooled and moderated by naturally circulated, boiling, light water. At full power the core has an average void fraction of 20% by volume in the coolant. The saturated steam, at 415 psia and 448.2 deg F, is used to drive a turbogenerator. This steam is also used to generate non-radioactive steam for space heating. The reactor is loadsd with 18.1 kg of U/sup 235/ and will supply 15 Mwyears of energy before refueling is required. This correspends to 2.5 years of operation at an average load factor of 60%. Burnout poison in the form of B/ sub 4/C is incorporated to reduce the reactivity excursion and thus facilitate control. Ths estimated capital investment is ,258,400. The estimated cost per kw-hour for net electric and steam power at the bus, based on a 60% load demand is 4.43 cents and 1.06 cents, respectively. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4322176},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1954},
month = {8}
}