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Title: Improvements in and relating to thermal power plant employing gas-cooled nuclear reactors

Abstract

A power plant employing a gas cooled reactor is described, in which hot gas from the reactor is used in a closed cycle as the working fluid of a gas turbine plant. Gas exhausting from the turbine plant passes, prior to its return to the reactor, through a heat exchanger to cause vaporization of a separate working fluid used in a condensing vapor turbine plant. A portion of the hot gas is diverted from the gas turbine at a tapping point located between the reactor hot gas outlet and the exhaust end of the gas turbine and circulated in a further closed cycle through a separate portion of the heat exchanger where the separate working fluid is superheated. The heat exchanger has two evaporator sections connected in the closed circuit for the working fluid of the condensing vapor turbine, one section being heated by gas passing directly to the heat exchanger from the reactor and the other by gas passing to the heat exchanger from the gas turbine. The condensing vapor turbine may be a steam turbine. Arrangements are described for the inclusion of compressor means. Intercoolers may be provided. (UK)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4413370
Report Number(s):
GB 1323881
NSA Number:
NSA-29-002001
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1969 Jul 22; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74; Bib. Info. Source: UK (United Kingdom (sent to DOE from))
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
N77300* -Reactors-Power Reactors, Non-breeding, Graphite Moderated; *DIRECT CYCLE COOLING SYSTEMS- DESIGN; *HTGR TYPE REACTORS- DIRECT CYCLE COOLING SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; GAS TURBINES; HEAT EXCHANGERS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PATENTS; VAPOR CONDENSATION

Citation Formats

Jackson, A B, Pumphrey, J S, and Wood, G R. Improvements in and relating to thermal power plant employing gas-cooled nuclear reactors. United Kingdom: N. p., 1973. Web.
Jackson, A B, Pumphrey, J S, & Wood, G R. Improvements in and relating to thermal power plant employing gas-cooled nuclear reactors. United Kingdom.
Jackson, A B, Pumphrey, J S, and Wood, G R. Wed . "Improvements in and relating to thermal power plant employing gas-cooled nuclear reactors". United Kingdom.
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abstractNote = {A power plant employing a gas cooled reactor is described, in which hot gas from the reactor is used in a closed cycle as the working fluid of a gas turbine plant. Gas exhausting from the turbine plant passes, prior to its return to the reactor, through a heat exchanger to cause vaporization of a separate working fluid used in a condensing vapor turbine plant. A portion of the hot gas is diverted from the gas turbine at a tapping point located between the reactor hot gas outlet and the exhaust end of the gas turbine and circulated in a further closed cycle through a separate portion of the heat exchanger where the separate working fluid is superheated. The heat exchanger has two evaporator sections connected in the closed circuit for the working fluid of the condensing vapor turbine, one section being heated by gas passing directly to the heat exchanger from the reactor and the other by gas passing to the heat exchanger from the gas turbine. The condensing vapor turbine may be a steam turbine. Arrangements are described for the inclusion of compressor means. Intercoolers may be provided. (UK)},
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