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Title: FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT (PROTOTYPE FOR AN OPTIMUM POWER PLANT)

Abstract

A discussion of the feasibility study and cost estinates for a gas cooled, partially enriched uranium, graphite moderated, 44 Mwe power plant is presented. The plant is designed as a prototype of a 220 Mwe plant and consints of four adjoining buildings which house the reactor plant, turbine generator, warehouses, and offices. Other facilities include the induced draft cooling tower, a substation, and necessary utilities. The estimated costs of the 44 Mwe prototype area design and construction 0 per kw (gross electrical), and power produced 32 mills per kwhr of which fixed charges are 25 mills per kwhr. Outlet gas temperature and pressure of 1000 deg F and 387 psia give a net thermal efficiency of 35.3%. The degree of enrichment is selected a provide an average fuel element lifetime of 10,000 Mwd per metric ton. (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:
4340499
Report Number(s):
IDO-2023(Rev. 1); 58-3-RE
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010989
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-925
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Cover carries title: GAS COOLED POWER REACTOR, FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BUILDINGS; BURNUP; COOLING; ECONOMICS; ENRICHMENT; GAS COOLANT; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; PLANNING; POWER; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTORS; TEMPERATURE; TURBINES; URANIUM

Citation Formats

None. FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT (PROTOTYPE FOR AN OPTIMUM POWER PLANT). United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4340499.
None. FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT (PROTOTYPE FOR AN OPTIMUM POWER PLANT). United States. doi:10.2172/4340499.
None. Sat . "FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT (PROTOTYPE FOR AN OPTIMUM POWER PLANT)". United States. doi:10.2172/4340499. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4340499.
@article{osti_4340499,
title = {FEASIBILITY STUDY, 44,000 KW PROTOTYPE PARTIALLY ENRICHED URANIUM, GAS COOLED, GRAPHITE MODERATED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT (PROTOTYPE FOR AN OPTIMUM POWER PLANT)},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {A discussion of the feasibility study and cost estinates for a gas cooled, partially enriched uranium, graphite moderated, 44 Mwe power plant is presented. The plant is designed as a prototype of a 220 Mwe plant and consints of four adjoining buildings which house the reactor plant, turbine generator, warehouses, and offices. Other facilities include the induced draft cooling tower, a substation, and necessary utilities. The estimated costs of the 44 Mwe prototype area design and construction 0 per kw (gross electrical), and power produced 32 mills per kwhr of which fixed charges are 25 mills per kwhr. Outlet gas temperature and pressure of 1000 deg F and 387 psia give a net thermal efficiency of 35.3%. The degree of enrichment is selected a provide an average fuel element lifetime of 10,000 Mwd per metric ton. (W.D.M.)},
doi = {10.2172/4340499},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {3}
}