Pressurized-water reactor (PWR)

What is Pressurized-water reactor (PWR)?

Pressurized-water reactor (PWR) meaning A nuclear reactor in which heat is transferred from the core to a heat exchanger via water kept under high pressure, so that high temperatures can be maintained in the primary system without boiling the water. Steam is generated in a secondary circuit.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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