Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Indresh Rampall, Paul Stefan Anton, Ranga Nadig
Date of Publication:
Equipment Type: SMR-160
Docket Number: HOL-041
Publication Number: US 2017/0133112 A1
Application Number: 15/413,770
Related US Application Data:
- Application No. 13/577,163, previously published as as US 2012/0307956 A1.
International Publication Number: WO 2011/097597 A1
Also Published as: CN102859606 A, EP2534660 A1, KR20120132493 A
Abstract: A nuclear reactor system that, in one embodiment, utilizes natural circulation (i.e., thermosiphon) to circulate a primary coolant in a single-phase through a reactor core and a heat exchange sub-system. The heal exchange sub-system is located outside of the nuclear reactor pressure vessels and, in some embodiments, is designed so as to not cause any substantial pressure drop in the flow of the primary coolant within the heal exchange sub-system that is used to vaporize a secondary coolant. In another embodiment, a nuclear reactor system is disclosed in which the reactor core is located below ground and all penetrations into the reactor pressure vessel are located above ground.