Tag: next-generation nuclear reactors

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

TerraPower, Southern Co. build facility to test next-gen reactor technology

October 19, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Southern Company and TerraPower completed installation of a test facility at TerraPower’s laboratory in Everett, Washington, an important step to advance TerraPower’s next-generation nuclear reactor. The Integrated Effects Test (IET) is a multi-loop test facility with a non-nuclear system that […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation nuclear reactors

May 17, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Engineers must manage a maelstrom in the core of operating nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactions deposit an extraordinary amount of heat in the fuel rods, setting off a frenzy of boiling, bubbling, and evaporation in surrounding fluid. From this churning flow, […]