BWR

  • (noun): A nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine.
    Synonyms: boiling water reactor

Some articles on bwr, bwrs:

Common Physical Forms of Nuclear Fuel - BWR Fuel
... In boiling water reactors (BWR), the fuel is similar to PWR fuel except that the bundles are "canned" that is, there is a thin tube surrounding each bundle ... In modern BWR fuel bundles, there are either 91, 92, or 96 fuel rods per assembly depending on the manufacturer ... BWR forms the reactor core ...
Boiling Water Reactors - Evolution of The BWR - First Series of Production BWRs (BWR/1–BWR/6)
... development of the unique and distinctive features of the BWR the torus (used to quench steam in the event of a transient requiring the quenching of steam), as well as ... The first, General Electric, series of production BWRs evolved through 6 iterative design phases, each termed BWR/1 through BWR/6 ... BWR/4s, BWR/5s, and BWR/6s are the most common types in service today.) The vast majority of BWRs in service throughout the world belong to one of these ...
Boiling Water Reactors
... The boiling water reactor (BWR) is a type of light water nuclear reactor used for the generation of electrical power ... The main difference between a BWR and PWR is that in a BWR, the reactor core heats water, which turns to steam and then drives a steam turbine ... The BWR was developed by the Idaho National Laboratory and General Electric in the mid-1950s ...
List Of Nuclear Reactors - Japan - Power Station Reactors
... Type Rating, MWe Status Operator Fukushima I-1 Futaba, Fukushima BWR 439 Meltdown/exploded March 2011 TEPCO Fukushima I-2 BWR 760 Meltdown March 2011 TEPCO Fukushima I-3 BWR 760 Meltdown/exploded ...