advanced gas-cooled reactor


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advanced gas-cooled reactor

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(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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The UK has 16 commercial-sized currently-operating nuclear reactors, and 14 of them are of the advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) type, with reactors arranged in pairs at seven sites, two of them next door to each other in the Lancashire seaport of Heysham.
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.

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