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Continuing and Changing Priorities of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards

Editor
K.R. Rao
K.R. Rao
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ISBN:
9780791860199
No. of Pages:
802
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2014

From the commissioning of the first commercial nuclear reactor more than 50 years ago, the nuclear power industry has been developing and improving reactor technology with particular emphasis on reliability and safety. There are several generations of reactors that have been developed or are being developed. These reactors are generally categorized as Generation I, II, III, III+, and IV reactors. Figure 15.1 illustrates the technology distilled from 50 years of successful nuclear operating experience that has led to the Generation III+ pressurized water reactors (PWRs).

15.1 Introduction
15.2 Scope of Commentary
15A AP1000® PWR
15B EPR
15C US-APWR
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