Overview of Holtec's SMR-160

April 5, 2021, 9:30AMANS Nuclear CafeJodine Jansen Vehec
Fig. 1: The layout of a typical SMR-160 site.

Holtec International’s SMR-160 is a pressurized light-water thermal spectrum reactor that relies on natural circulation, thereby eliminating the need for reactor coolant pumps during normal operation. The reference design incorporates a lower pressure conventional steam turbine and wet cooling via a tube-and-shell condenser coupled with forced-draft cooling towers. Optionally, the plant can use dry cooling via Holtec’s HI-KOOL air-cooled condenser.

To continue reading, log in or create a free account!

Related Articles

Entergy closes Palisades 11 days early

May 23, 2022, 9:30AMNuclear News

Despite last month’s strong (and many might say overdue) expression of interest from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in extending the operational life of the Palisades nuclear power plant via...