Charting nuclear reactors

May 31, 2023, 12:05PMNuclear News

Not everyone in the nuclear industry is familiar with a series of 105 historic wall charts displaying detailed illustrations of nuclear reactors and their internal components, but Ronald A. Knief is. Knief, a retired professor of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of New Mexico and former principal engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, has spent decades collecting these educational items, which were originally published as foldout inserts in Nuclear Engineering International magazine from the 1950s through early 2000s.

Updated nuclear power plant maps, Buyers Guide available from ANS

July 8, 2022, 9:30AMANS News

ANS has produced three updated and newly designed wall maps that together show the location of every commercial power reactor in the world that is operable, under construction, or ordered as of the end of 2021.

Each map includes a table that lists the generating capacity, design type, date of commercial operation (actual or expected), and reactor supplier for the nuclear power plants. The maps are individually segmented into these areas:

  • United States of America
  • Europe and Russia
  • The Americas, Africa, and Asia

The maps are available individually or in two- or three-map combos.