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Title: Fault-tolerant power-distribution modules for a power plant

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to fault-tolerant power-distribution modules (PDM). A PDM is included in a power plant to provide a portion of the power generated by the plant as a direct current (DC) signal for the operation of the plant. A power-distribution system distributes a portion of the power generated by the plant to one or more PDMs, as an alternating current (AC) signal. The PDMs provide electrical power to various plant loads. The plant loads may be related to the safety of the operation of the power plant. At least one of the plant loads is a non-safety related load. A PDM may be a DC power supply. The power plant may include one or more power-generating module (PGM) assemblies. At least one of the PGM assemblies may include a nuclear reactor. Accordingly, the power plant may be a modular nuclear power plant.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Nuscale Power, LLC, Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576409
Patent Number(s):
10404062
Application Number:
15/135,324
Assignee:
Nuscale Power, LLC (Corvallis, OR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02J - CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wike, Hughes, Hough, Ted, and Fudge, Drummond. Fault-tolerant power-distribution modules for a power plant. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Wike, Hughes, Hough, Ted, & Fudge, Drummond. Fault-tolerant power-distribution modules for a power plant. United States.
Wike, Hughes, Hough, Ted, and Fudge, Drummond. Tue . "Fault-tolerant power-distribution modules for a power plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576409.
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