pressurized water reactor

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Noun1.pressurized water reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
water-cooled reactor - nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
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The US-APWR is an evolutionary pressurized water reactor with improved efficiency, enhanced safety systems and other advanced design elements.
The pressurized water reactor design at Shippingport was originally developed to power an aircraft carrier.
All commercial reactors in the United States fall into two categories, pressurized water reactors (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR), collectively known as light water reactors (LWR).
Westinghouse supplied the world's first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa.
said Monday it has received an order to conduct a feasibility study for a planned nuclear reactor in Finland, and aims to win a contract to sell its pressurized water reactor.
Pressurized Water Reactor operators are looking for additional competition and choice, said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Fuels and Services, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
The new reactor, AP 1000 reactor, is a 1,100 megawatt electric pressurized water reactor, equipped with passive safety measures designed to cool the reactor in the event of an accident without the need for human intervention, according to the panel.
Formerly, China had relied on imports for prime elements of pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants.