CANDU reactor

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CANDU reactor

[¦kan¦dü rē‚ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A type of nuclear reactor that uses natural uranium as fuel, hot pressurized heavy water as coolant, and cool unpressurized heavy water as moderator; utilizes pressurized tubes to contain the fuel and circulating coolant.
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Another key feature of CANDU reactors is on-power refueling.
With very tight budgets and very strong competition, our nuclear alliance - Team CANDU, if you will - more than ever, must reflect, not the rhetoric of collaboration, but the reality.
Candu Energy is a full-service nuclear technology firm providing nuclear power reactors and nuclear products and services to customers world-wide.
Refurbishing CANDUs at mid-life is popular among utilities that operate the units, as it is a minimal carbon-emissions option that generates large numbers of highly skilled, highly paid jobs for a period of several years.
At the time Japanese bureaucrats said no to CANDU, Japan's U.
DHC has been identified as the cause of failure of pressure tubes in both CANDU and RBMK reactors [4, 5].
The worst impact fell on India's nuclear power programme which was based on the CANDU ( Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactor.
India would like to access large uranium reserves of Canada, and they would like to have our technologies on Candu reactors.
CANDU reactors already supply 52 percent of the electricity in Ontario, and the federal and Ontario governments now face important policy decisions about the future of the nuclear industry and, more specifically, about the funding and organization of AECL, including its laboratories at Chalk River, Ontario.
But its owners, Candu Entertainment, was forced to call time and close its doors in July 2007.
In CANDU reactors, each fuel bundle is about the size of a fireplace log.
Comstock Canada will be responsible for providing mechanical and electrical construction services supporting the refurbishment of the facility's four 900 MW class CANDU type nuclear reactor units.