Pressurized Water Reactor Power Plants

Pressurized Water Reactor Eccs

First developed for the propulsion of submarines and other naval vessels, PWRs are much more compact than the graphite-moderated reactors used in the nuclear weapons program during World War II.31 The PWR type of reactor was also a logical choice for central power stations because its compactness made possible the use of relatively small containment buildings and because the electric utilities were experienced in the use of liquid water and steam in their fossil-fueled power stations.32 In...