Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Nuclear Energy News .




CIVIL NUCLEAR
Westinghouse and Siempelkamp Offer Hydrogen Control Technology
by Staff Writers
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Nov 16, 2012


File image.

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Siempelkamp Nukleartechnik GmbH (SNT) subsidiaries Siempelkamp Nuclear Services, Inc (SNS) and NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (NIS) to jointly market and provide Passive Autocatalytic Recombiner (NIS-PAR) technology and analysis to the nuclear industry in the U.S. and international markets.

The NIS-PAR technology uses hydrogen recombination to prevent the buildup of hydrogen gas, or other flammable gases like carbon monoxide that can collect and create an explosive atmosphere. The function is completely passive and self-starting at low temperatures and in steam environments. It is driven by natural convection generated by the heat from the hydrogen recombination.

Chimney elongation of the NIS-PAR devices boosts the depletion rate. Each NIS-PAR has a hood to protect against containment spray. A great number of international test programs were conducted with the NIS-PAR module which verifies operability under accident conditions.

A great variety of NIS-PAR device options allows the flexible adaption to the plant-specific needs and for the needed depletion rates in the nuclear power plant containment, auxiliary building or spent fuel pool locations. In addition, NIS-PAR allows for the periodic testing and cleaning of cartridges should they be exposed to contaminants.

Westinghouse will perform the design and analysis of the hydrogen control system using codes like MAAP and MELCOR to predict the generation and transport of hydrogen for severe accident scenarios and the number of NIS-PARs needed to preclude hydrogen detonation. Under terms of the agreement, Siempelkamp will provide joint marketing support, the NIS-PAR devices, test and cleaning devices, as well as needed supports for mounting the devices.

"This partnership between Siempelkamp and Westinghouse will provide additional solutions to enhance safety across the global fleet," said Doug Holderbaum, Westinghouse director for Post-Fukushima Safety Products and Services. "It demonstrates yet another example of our commitment to offer products and services that deliver real, differentiating value to the customer."

Westinghouse provides a full complement of safety-enhancing solutions to keep pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear plants operating safely and competitively. The passive autocatalytic hydrogen recombiners are part of the range of products and services Westinghouse provides to the global nuclear fleet to support the implementation of plant safety enhancements following the events at Fukushima.

.


Related Links
Westinghouse Electric Company
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





CIVIL NUCLEAR
Warning of fault danger to reactors given
Tokyo (UPI) Nov 15, 2012
Japanese nuclear regulators and power companies have a history of underestimating the danger posed by active faults near a number of reactors, a scientist says. Toyo University Professor Mitsuhisa Watanabe, who has long sounded the alarm about active faults under and near nuclear power plants, has been named to an expert panel investigating possible active faults beneath the Oi nuclear ... read more


CIVIL NUCLEAR
Airbus, EADS and ENN make a push for new generation aviation fuels

A Better Route to Xylan

More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Sweet diesel! Discovery resurrects process to convert sugar directly to diesel

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert

Peru solar power program makes headway

Survey: California schools going solar

2012 National Solar Jobs Census Finds Installers Leading the Way

CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA deploys its industrial plan to produce a 100 percent French wind power technology

Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

CIVIL NUCLEAR
EC seeks to 'backload' emission allowances

US power grid vulnerable to terrorist attack: study

Bulgaria and Europe depend on Russian energy exports

White Pavements Could Increase Energy Consumption in Surrounding Buildings

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Romania to hold referendums on shale gas, gold mining

Researchers have made the production of batteries cheaper and safer

Near coal plants, health issues for poor

Oil sands to be economic driver for Canada

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Lowell astronomer, collaborators point the way for exoplanet search

A Reborn Planetary Nebula

Lost in Space: Rogue Planet Spotted?

Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan chooses SAIC for mine countermeasure

Seventh Littoral Combat Ship Takes Shape

S. America maritime security business up

Chinese sub-launched nuclear deterrent at hand-report

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Mars radiation levels not lethal to humans

NASA Rover Providing New Weather and Radiation Data About Mars

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

Survey At 'Matijevic Hill' Wrapping Up




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement