gas-cooled reactor


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gas-cooled reactor

[′gas ‚küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which a gas, such as air, carbon dioxide, or helium, is used as a coolant.
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Studsvik will carry out tests on irradiated fuel and fuel components from advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs) in order to support the safety cases and operation of the customer's AGRs in the UK.
Westinghouse's AP1000 and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation's CPR-1000, as well as other high-temperature gas-cooled reactors and fast reactors, and will deliver an eightfold increase in nuclear capacity from 10.
The New Company will supply Japanese customers with uranium fuel assemblies for pressurized water reactors (PWR), boiling water reactors (BWR) and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, as well as uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies.
The UK has three types of reactor - ageing Magnox, gas-cooled reactors; Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs) and Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs)
In England, where public inquiries were scrapped for all the advanced gas-cooled reactors, an average 10-year construction over-run resulted.
December 2006: BBC's File on Four programme reports that the graphite cores in our advanced gas-cooled reactors are crumbling.
The THORP plant, run by the British Nuclear Group Sellafield Limited, has treatment capacity of 1,200 tonnes/an of irradiated fuels produced by gas-cooled reactors (AGR) and light water reactors based on uranium oxide fuels, enriched in uranium-235 by up to 5%.
Hunterston A is an old Magnox nuclear power plant, which comprised two 160 megawatt gas-cooled reactors.
Hunterston A is an old Magnox nuclear power station, which comprised two 160 megawatt gas-cooled reactors.
The facility manufactures fuel for the entire UK fleet of advanced gas-cooled reactors, and pressurised water reactor fuel for export.
The group, which provides 20pc of the UK's electricity, previously valued its eight gas-cooled reactors and one coal-fired station at pounds 4.
And an expert source reckons similar problems could beset all advanced gas-cooled reactors.