pressurized-water reactor


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pressurized-water reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor using water as coolant and moderator at a pressure that is too high to allow boiling to take place inside the reactor. The fuel is enriched uranium oxide cased in zirconium. Abbreviation: PWR
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The AP1000 is a Westinghouse 1,100 megawatt electric pressurized-water reactor design the NRC certified in December 2011.
Navy first developed the now widely used pressurized-water reactor for propulsion in submarines.
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The AP1000 is a 1,100 megawatt electric pressurized-water reactor that includes passive safety features that would cool down the reactor after an accident without the need for human intervention.
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The electric company said it suspects a valve on a pipe to supply the steam generator malfunctioned at the 870,000-kilowatt pressurized-water reactor.
KEPCO has been making a test run of the pressurized-water reactor since late August.
The 1,180-megawatt pressurized-water reactor uses low-enriched uranium dioxide as fuel.