It makes sense. Chemical energy, like electrical energy, produces (transforms) a percentage of heat (steam BTU per time or watts) known as heat loss. As temperature increases to reactor limits (or electrical facility limits) power efficiency decreases (electrically watts equal I2R) due to heating restraints (electrical line & load facilities). Water for reactors (forced air, forced oil and heat sinks for electric and electronic equipment) are used for cooling to increase power efficiency -- heat loss is considered waste heat but can be used effectively in co-generation systems..
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Why do PWR have a tendency to produce less power as the as temperatures increase?
- Nov 11, 2021 11:11 am GMT
There´s a white elephant in the room and no one is talking about it (its a spanish saying and I don´t know if fits in english), plenty of studios about nuclear reactors have this sentence: "PWR have a tendency to produce less power as the as temperatures increase". It appears in at least in ten "academic" studios (you can look for it in academic google and have a nice time), but I think that they add it cause it looks great. However, i haven´t found anyone that explains that fenomeno to me and I would like to add it to my studio, cause I don´t want to add some incomplete information.
So if anyone knows anything about it, I would appreciate it and i´ll change the info in wikipedia so more people could know it.
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