reactor vessel


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reactor vessel

[rē′ak·tər ‚ves·əl]
(nucleonics)
A large tanklike structure built to prevent radioactive materials from escaping from the reactor and associated equipment.
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This is the same material degradation issue that has prompted many utilities to replace reactor vessel closure heads.
His business, Flintshire-based TDC, has come up with cleaning equipment that be used at different angles within the reactor vessel to ensure that all areas are scrubbed by jets of water with speeds of up to 600mph.
Cecchi, for example, talks proudly about a patent pending for a coupler between the plasma reactor vessel and a microwave power source.
In addition, one of the largest maintenance activities in Callaway's history took place with the replacement of the original reactor vessel head, which was installed when Callaway went online in 1984.
The first Reactor Vessel (RV) for the UAE's nuclear energy plants arrived in Barakah in the Western Region (Al Gharbia) of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
3 reactor vessel, but the government's nuclear safety agency later denied the possibility of any damage to the reactor vessel.
There are 6 reactor blocks, which are all the same very old and failure prone General Electric design, a BWR6 reactor vessel in a "Mark I Containment".
MHI) has completed delivery of two replacement reactor vessel heads (RRVHs) for Units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the largest U.
As the monomer vapors rise, they tend to polymerize and form a layer of polymer, which hangs down from the top of the reactor vessel.
joint venture has signed a contract with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide engineering and construction services for the replacement of reactor vessel closure heads at four nuclear power generating units: Turkey Point Units 3 and 4, and St.
Like the Chernobyl plant, the Hanford reactor core is made up of more than 1,000 separate fuel tubes--each in its own miniature reactor vessel -- instead of a single huge reactor vessel surrounding all of the fuel rods together.