High temperature gas-cooled reactor: gas turbine application study
The high-temperature capability of the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) is a distinguishing characteristic which has long been recognized as significant both within the US and within foreign nuclear energy programs. This high-temperature capability of the HTGR concept leads to increased efficiency in conventional applications and, in addition, makes possible a number of unique applications in both electrical generation and industrial process heat. In particular, coupling the HTGR nuclear heat source to the Brayton (gas turbine) Cycle offers significant potential benefits to operating utilities. This HTGR-GT Application Study documents the effort to evaluate the appropriateness of the HTGR-GT as an HTGR Lead Project. The scope of this effort included evaluation of the HTGR-GT technology, evaluation of potential HTGR-GT markets, assessment of the economics of commercial HTGR-GT plants, and evaluation of the program and expenditures necessary to establish HTGR-GT technology through the completion of the Lead Project.
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ON: DE81029416; TRN: 82-000393
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Gas-Cooled Reactor Associates, La Jolla, CA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GAS TURBINES; THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES; ECONOMICS; POWER GENERATION; SPECIFICATIONS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; MACHINERY; REACTORS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY 210300* -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated
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