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A Control System for a Gas-Cooled Nuclear Power Plant

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2 Author(s)
O'Brien, H.G. ; Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee ; Ditto, S.J.

A major consideration in the control of a nuclear power plant such as the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor is the regulation of both the temperature and pressure of the steam entering the turbine. This paper describes a control system which varies the primary coolant flow and reactor Dower to make the plant produce steam at the required conditions of temperature and pressure over a wide range of steam flows. Analog computer studies showed. that the control system was able to make the simulated plant smoothly follow both large changes of turbine load (changing at a rate of 10% per minute) and small rapid changes of load (l% per second) while limiting the transient variations in steam conditions to acceptable values.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 1966

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