Selected aspects of nuclear powerplant reliability and economies
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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


  • Nuclear power plants -- United States.

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Pagination34 leaves in various pagings ;
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL17645241M

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Goal Oriented Methodology and Applications in Nuclear Power Plants: A Modern Systems Reliability Approach presents the latest data and research on the modern system reliability approach by GO methodology to improve the quality and reliability of nuclear power plants (NPP). Quality and reliability are two key factors which are critical to the economic success of NPPs, hence this book . Quality and reliability are two key factors which are critical to the economic success of NPPs, hence this book provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the latest data and research illustrated through the provision of examples and solutions, applications and problems to test comprehension. Different aspects of quality assurance and control, as well as analysis of fuel performance have been considered in a number of specialized publications. The present publication provides a concise but comprehensive overview of all interconnected quality and reliability issues . Economic and safety research in the nuclear energy sector are explored, considering statistical methods which incorporate Monte-Carlo simulations for practical applications. Divided into three sections, Atomic Information Technology covers: Atomic economics and management, Atomic safety and reliability, and Atomic safeguarding and security.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) accident consequences are a new challenge for nuclear power development; however the sequence of the event has illustrated importance of radiation- and radiochemistry processes on the safe operation and shut down of nuclear reactor and decontamination of formed liquid and solid wastes. A chemistry program is essential for the safe operation of a nuclear. This comprehensive volume provides a complete, authoritative, up-to-date reference for all aspects of power plant engineering. Coverage ranges from engineering economics to coal and limestone handling, from design processes to plant thermal heat balances. Both theory and practical applications are covered, giving engineers the information needed to plan, design, construct, upgrade, and operate. assistance of a consultant and under the guidance of the NEA Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC). It results from a comprehensive literature survey covering national and international studies on economic, environmental and social aspects of energy chains for generating electricity.   As you can see, nuclear energy has by far the highest capacity facto r of any other energy source. This basically means nuclear power plants are producing maximum power more than 93% of the time during the year. That’s about to 2 times more as natural gas and coal units, and to times more reliable than wind and solar plants.

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