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Selected aspects of nuclear powerplant reliability and economies

United States. General Accounting Office

Selected aspects of nuclear powerplant reliability and economies

report of the Comptroller General of the United States.

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- United States.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination34 leaves in various pagings ;
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17813890M

      Through the use of these innovative approaches to the design of a nuclear power plant, the Westinghouse SMR design compensates for the non-scalable costs of the plant, like the I&C system. As a result, the Westinghouse SMR is designed to overcome the economies-of-scale challenge of small nuclear designs and be economically competitive with. An excellent publication in all the aspects of nuclear energy. Sheichar Kumar, IGCAR/DAE,Kalpakkam, TN, India. I continue to find Nuclear Plant Journal an interesting and valuable information resource. James Wiggins, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, .

    reliable and economic operation of existing nuclear fleet, while addressing public safety & environment stewardship concerns 2. Assets - maximize useful life of existing nuclear fleet 3. New Construction - Integrate proven and new technologies into new nuclear power plant deployment 4. Fuel - Ensure long- term sustainability of nuclear. Weihua Chen's 7 research works with 13 citations and reads, including: Nuclear Power Plants: Innovative Technologies for Instrumentation and Control Systems: The Second International Symposium.

    In addition, Dr. Dhillon has written 45 books on various aspects of health care, engineering management, design, reliability, safety, and quality published by Wiley (), Van Nostrand (), Butterworth (), Marcel Dekker (), Pergamon (), etc. At many nuclear plants, lead engineers spend two-thirds of their time in service to their corrective action programs. Top managers also spend significant hours in the same domain. The high costs of so much time spent on issue resolution is compounded by the opportunity cost of diverting highly skilled engineering resources away from valuable work such as creating process improvements or other.


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