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United States naval reactors

Index United States naval reactors

United States naval reactors are nuclear reactors used by the United States Navy aboard certain ships to generate the steam used to produce power for propulsion, electric power, catapulting airplanes in aircraft carriers, and a few more minor uses. [1]

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A1W reactor

The A1W reactor is a prototype nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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A2W reactor

The A2W reactor is a naval nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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Actinide

The actinide or actinoid (IUPAC nomenclature) series encompasses the 15 metallic chemical elements with atomic numbers from 89 to 103, actinium through lawrencium.

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Admiral

Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Analysis of Alternatives

The Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) in the United States is a requirement of military acquisition policy, as controlled by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

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Bechtel

Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group, Inc.) is an engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company.

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Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is a U.S. Government-owned research and development facility in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, that works exclusively on the design and development of nuclear power for the U.S. Navy.

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C1W reactor

The C1W reactor is a nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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Cold War

The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).

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Combustion Engineering

Combustion Engineering (C-E) was a multi-national American-based engineering firm and a leader in the development of both fossil and nuclear steam supply power systems in the United States with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide.

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Connecticut

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Cruiser

A cruiser is a type of warship.

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Destroyer

In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Electric power

Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.

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Enriched uranium

Enriched uranium is a type of uranium in which the percent composition of uranium-235 has been increased through the process of isotope separation.

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Fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio from effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier (fuel) into kinetic energy or work.

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General Electric

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Hyman G. Rickover

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986), U.S. Navy, directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval Reactors.

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Idaho

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.

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Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is one of the national laboratories of the United States Department of Energy and is managed by the Battelle Energy Alliance.

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Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) is an American research and development facility based in Niskayuna, New York and dedicated to the support of the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

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Liquid metal cooled reactor

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor, liquid metal fast reactor or LMFR is an advanced type of nuclear reactor where the primary coolant is a liquid metal.

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List of United States Naval reactors

List of United States Naval reactors is a comprehensive annotated list of all naval reactors designed, built, or used by the United States Navy.

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Naval Reactors

Naval Reactors (NR) is an umbrella term for the U.S. government office that has comprehensive responsibility for safe and reliable operation of the United States Navy's nuclear propulsion program.

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Naval Reactors Facility

Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) is located 52 miles northwest of Idaho Falls.

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Naval Vessel Register

The Naval Vessel Register (NVR) is the official inventory of ships and service craft in custody of or titled by the United States Navy.

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Neutron poison

In applications such as nuclear reactors, a neutron poison (also called a neutron absorber or a nuclear poison) is a substance with a large neutron absorption cross-section.

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Niskayuna, New York

Niskayuna is a town in Schenectady County, New York, United States.

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Nuclear fission product

Nuclear fission products are the atomic fragments left after a large atomic nucleus undergoes nuclear fission.

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Nuclear marine propulsion

Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear power

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear Power School

Nuclear Power School is a technical school operated by the U.S. Navy in Goose Creek, South Carolina to train enlisted sailors, officers, KAPL civilians and Bettis civilians for shipboard nuclear power plant operation and maintenance of surface ships and submarines in the U.S. nuclear navy.

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Nuclear powered cruisers of the United States Navy

The United States Navy at one time had nuclear powered cruisers as part of its fleet.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Nuclear-powered icebreaker

A nuclear-powered icebreaker is a nuclear-powered ship purpose-built for use in waters covered with ice.

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Power (physics)

In physics, power is the rate of doing work, the amount of energy transferred per unit time.

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Power station

A power station, also referred to as a power plant or powerhouse and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

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Pressurized water reactor

Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada) and are one of three types of light water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs).

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Prototype

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

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Radioisotope thermoelectric generator

A Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electrical generator that uses an array of thermocouples to convert the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material into electricity by the Seebeck effect.

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Remotely operated underwater vehicle

A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) is a tethered underwater mobile device.

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Robert Ballard

Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks.

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Rolls-Royce Holdings

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public limited company incorporated in February 2011 that owns Rolls-Royce, a business established in 1904 which today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Russian Navy

The Russian Navy (r, lit. Military-Maritime Fleet of the Russian Federation) is the naval arm of the Russian Armed Forces.

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S1G reactor

The S1G reactor is a naval reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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S1W reactor

The S1W reactor was the first prototype naval reactor used by the United States Navy to prove that the technology could be used for electricity generation and propulsion on submarines.

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S2G reactor

The S2G reactor was a naval reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships, and the only liquid metal cooled reactor yet deployed by the US Navy.

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S2W reactor

The S2W reactor is a naval reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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S5W reactor

The S5W reactor is a nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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S9G reactor

The S9G reactor is a naval reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on ''Virginia'' class submarines.

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Ship-Submarine Recycling Program

The Ship/Submarine Recycling Program (SRP) is the process that the United States Navy uses to dispose of decommissioned nuclear vessels.

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Soviet Navy

The Soviet Navy (Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces.

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Soviet submarine K-27

K-27 was the only submarine of Project 645 in the Soviet Navy.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Steam

Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.

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Submarine

A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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United States Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Watt

The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.

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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

West Mifflin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, located southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

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West Milton, New York

West Milton is a hamlet in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York.

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Westinghouse Electric Company

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC is a US based nuclear power company formed in 1998 from the nuclear power division of the original Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

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Westinghouse Electric Corporation

The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an American manufacturing company.

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Whole-life cost

Whole-life cost, or Life-cycle cost (LCC), refers to the total cost of ownership over the life of an asset.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_naval_reactors

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