Advanced Technology, Innovative Solutions Enhance Nuclear Operations and Maintenance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:24:18 +0000

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Incorporating new technology and solutions being used by others could help nuclear power plant staff improve operations and maintenance practices. Nuclear power plants face many challenges. Monitoring heat

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Coal-Fired Power Station Provides Natural Ecological Environment for Fireflies and Birds

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:17:41 +0000

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In the 1980s, Taiwan’s economy grew rapidly and its demand for electricity surged. New power plants were urgently needed. In order to reduce transportation costs of imported coal and to promote economic

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Automated Powerline Inspection: How Preparation Is the Key to Combating Wildfires During the Off Season

Credit to Author: Chris Beaufait| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:30:13 +0000

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2020 was a catastrophic year for wildfires across the U.S. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported that almost 60,000 fires ran rampant across more than 9 million acres in the U.S. last year, nearly 1.5 times the 10-year average of 6.6 million acres. Not only this, California saw its first-ever “gigafire,” a devastating single […]

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Innovative ‘Steel Bricks’ Design Expected to Reduce Time, Cost of SMR Construction

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:56:05 +0000

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An innovative second-generation steel-composite modular construction system that is planned for use in GE Hitachi’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) plant could dramatically reduce the amount of labor required during nuclear island construction. Brian Johnson, vice president and BWRX-300 product director with GEH, explained various details about the company’s SMR design as part of […]

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Reprieve for Nuclear, Gas in EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Rules

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:06:41 +0000

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The European Union’s (EU’s) much-watched Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act—the world’s first “green list”—unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on April 21 qualifies several power producing sectors in its technical screening criteria for sustainable investment decisions. However, it delays controversial decisions on gas and nuclear.  The EC adopted the Delegated Act as part of an ambitious […]

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Advantages of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:30:10 +0000

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Concrete is an integral part of any construction project, whether you are building roads, a a ground floor in your private home, or a power plant. This is because concrete is very durable, but it can be susceptible to fractures as subsoil frosts and thaws, if it shifts, or if tree roots press upward on […]

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What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:19:24 +0000

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The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new. In fact, NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s. But fuel cells have not really “taken off” (pardon the pun) in earthly applications since that time. Some industry insiders believe that will change very soon. “We’ve been sort of […]

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UK Group Wants to Expand Largest Tidal Energy Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:50:10 +0000

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A UK-based energy company said it is talking with government officials about securing financial support for an expansion of the world’s largest tidal energy project. SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE) on April 7 said it wants to move forward with a further rollout of “tidal stream technology” at the company’s MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, […]

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UK Group Wants to Expand Largest Tidal Energy Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:50:10 +0000

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A UK-based energy company said it is talking with government officials about securing financial support for an expansion of the world’s largest tidal energy project. SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE) on April 7 said it wants to move forward with a further rollout of “tidal stream technology” at the company’s MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, […]

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Compact Advanced Tokomak Concept Takes Fusion Power One Step Closer to Commercial Reality

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:08:14 +0000

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Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have released a new design for a compact fusion reactor that can generate electricity and help define the technology necessary for commercial fusion power. General Atomics, which operates the DIII-D facility in San Diego, California, for the U.S. Department of Energy, says the approach is based on the […]

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