Panorama of the BWR Reactors – Evolution of the Concept
AREVA NP GmbH, Safety Engineering Department (PEPS-G)(Germany)
This article gives a short overview on the developments of nuclear power plants (NPPs) of the boiling water reactor (BWR) type, with a focus on the European builds. It describes the technical bases from the early designs in the 1950s, sketches the innovations of the 1960s and ‘70s in the types BWR 69 & 72 (Baulinie 69 & 72) and gives an outlook of a possible next generation BWR.
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