Advances in nuclear science and technology. / Volume 1 by Ernest J. Henley, Herbert Kouts

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F) No secondary loop is required; thereby, capital costs and auxiliary power requirements are reduced. (g) The reactor generates high-temperature, high-pressure steam, consistent with present-day turbine technology. (h) The concept is well suited to vapor suppression type of containment which results in low containment costs. (i) Relatively large quantities of fission products will circulate in the helium gas system requiring a gas purification system. (j) The reactor has a large fuel inventory because of the low power density.

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Hg absolute and 3% MU; 2400 psig dry and saturated; TC2F—38-in. 85 P F and 30 psig H 2 pressure (liquid). 8 than offset by the improvement in turbine efficiency. 5 in. Hg absolute. Two cases are shown in the table, one in which saturated steam is at 600 psig, and the other in which the steam is superheated to 825°F at the same pressure. In comparing the advantages of nuclear superheat against the use of saturated steam, one must take into account the increased costs that are incurred because of the larger volume required for the reactor vessel, the increased fuel costs that are incurred when the fuel elements are used as superheaters, and the greater uranium enrichment that is necessary with stainless-steel cladding, as against the reduced costs for the turbine.

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