reactor vessel


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reactor vessel

n.
The protective containment vessel surrounding the nuclear fission core in a nuclear reactor.
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I am looking to the feasibility of making a 3m-diameter, 18m-high molten salt reactor vessel in three parts using a ceramic matrix composite construction.
The article credits Babcock and Wilcox as the designers and fabricators of the Shippingport reactor vessel. This was not the case.
In recent years, many nuclear power plant operators in Japan, the U.S., and some European countries have begun to replace steam generators, reactor vessel heads, pressurizers, and other related components to reduce the risks associated with stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) of aging materials, and thereby enhance plant reliability and operational life.
"At Fukushima, workers had literally dozens of pumps that could put water into the reactor vessel," Lochbaum said.
The hard work continues as we focus on our next major milestone for unit 1, which is the reactor vessel setting.
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The Trojan canisters could be shipped up the Columbia River, as was the Trojan reactor vessel before it was stored at the trench used to hold Navy reactor compartments at Hanford, Lawrence said.