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US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor (SSR). Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility in the UK.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-support-development-of-moltex-energy-stable-salt-reactor-8065498

An impression of a Moltex stable salt reactor nuclear plant. Photo courtesy Moltex/Jacobs. US-based Jacobs was selected by Moltex Energy to support their development of a new type of nuclear power plant – the stable salt reactor (SSR).

Jacobs said it will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility in the UK.

Based on breakthrough science, Moltex Energy’s SSR is designed to generate low-cost electricity by burning processed spent fuel pellets which would otherwise have to be stored as radioactive waste.

To assist with validation of thermal transfer modelling, Jacobs’ chemistry, materials, engineering, instrumentation and modelling teams will collaborate to create a technically complex simulation to replicate the heat output of a fuel channel and to validate computational fluid dynamics modelling of the thermal transfer across the fuel assemblies into the coolant.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/jacobs-to-support-development-of-moltex-s-stable-salt-plant-8-4-2020

USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Moltex Energy to support its development of the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR), a 300 MWe small modular reactor design. Jacobs will build a bespoke experimental facility for thermal transfer testing at its Birchwood Park research and development facility near Warrington, UK.

Date: Friday, 07 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-assist-Moltex-in-development-of-SSR

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