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

Abstract

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)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Atomic Div. General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.
OSTI Identifier:
4826933
Report Number(s):
GA-2385
NSA Number:
NSA-16-003818
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-187
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
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

Citation Formats

Moore, W.C. THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4826933.
Moore, W.C. THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM. United States. doi:10.2172/4826933.
Moore, W.C. Sat . "THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM". United States. doi:10.2172/4826933. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4826933.
@article{osti_4826933,
title = {THE EXPERIMENTAL BERYLLIUM OXIDE REACTOR. MARITIME GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM},
author = {Moore, W.C.},
abstractNote = {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)},
doi = {10.2172/4826933},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1961},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1961}
}

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