Sizewell B Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR), 1982.

Made:
1982

engineering model, scale 1:50, of Sizewell-B proposed PWR model, 1982, the first Pressurised Water Reactor in Britain, operational in 1995. cut-away section shows core of reactor.

Sizewell "B" proposed PWR model, 1982. Engineering model (scale 1:50). This is the first PWR in Britain, based on a design from the US. The fuel is uranium dioxide, supported in a large steel tank (the reactor pressure vessel) filled with water at a very high pressure. Water is pumped through the reactor to carry the heat away from the fuel. This heated water passes through a heat exchanger, where it heats a second supply of water. This water boils and the steam drives generators to produce electricity. This reactor became operational at Sizewell in 1995.

Details

Category:
Nuclear Energy
Object Number:
1982-1672
Materials:
complete, metal, perspex, plastic and wood
type:
nuclear reactors
credit:
Central Electricity Generating Board