advanced gas-cooled reactor


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advanced gas-cooled reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor using carbon dioxide as the coolant, graphite as the moderator, and ceramic uranium dioxide cased in stainless steel as the fuel. Abbreviation: AGR
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According to the company, the new deals will run for about 16 years, when the last of EDF Energy's advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) power stations stop generating electricity.
As per the support services firm, new contracts which will operate until the last of EDF Energy's advanced gas-cooled reactor power stations stop generating electricity in about 16 years time, incorporates the continuation of fuel route and other services to EDF Energy's portfolio which also sees pressurised water reactor stations.
EDF Energy operates 14 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor and one pressurized water reactor, totalling 9548 MWe in generating capacity.
5 million to support the continued operation of the companys fleet of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors.
The station's two nuclear advanced gas-cooled reactors are very impressive, quietly providing the energy to make electricity for more than two million homes.
Derbyshire-based Paul Fabrications, a Unitech Aerospace company, has for a long time used both aqueous and solvent systems to wash machined, pressed and fabricated stainless steel components for its customer, Springfields Fuels Limited, near Preston, which supplies fuel pellets for advanced gas-cooled reactors in the UK.
But John Large, who helped design the advanced gas-cooled reactors, believes that if the cracks get worse, they could jeopardise a reactor's stability in the event of a disaster and make it impossible to shut it down.

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