Bylin watter reactor

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Schematic diagram o a bylin watter reactor (BWR):
  1. Reactor pressure vessel
  2. Nuclear fuel element
  3. Control rods
  4. Recirculation pumps
  5. Control rod drives
  6. Steam
  7. Feedwatter
  8. High-pressure turbine
  9. Low-pressure turbine
  10. Generator
  11. Exciter
  12. Condenser
  13. Coolant
  14. Pre-heater
  15. Feedwatter pump
  16. Cold-watter pump
  17. Concrete enclosure
  18. Connection to electricity grid

The bylin watter reactor (BWR) is a teep o light watter nuclear reactor used for the generation o electrical pouer. It is the second most common type o electricity-generating nuclear reactor after the pressurized watter reactor (PWR), also a type of light watter nuclear reactor. The main difference atween a BWR and a PWR is that in a BWR, the reactor core heats watter, which turns to steam and then drives a steam turbine. In a PWR, the reactor core heats watter, which does not byle. This hot watter then exchanges heat with a lower pressure watter system, which turns tae steam and drives the turbine. The BWR was developed bi the Idaho National Laboratory an General Electric (GE) in the mid-1950s. The main present manufacturer is GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, which specializes in the design an construction o this teep o reactor.