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12 Jun

When it is necessary to remove suspended solids from a liquid, the usual method is to filter or strain the liquid. The two methods differ only in the size of the mesh being used. Filtering removes the very small solids, and straining removes the larger solids. Because filtering and straining are for all practical purposes [...]


12 Jun

Steam traps are installed in steam lines to drain condensate from the lines without allowing the escape of steam. There are many designs of steam traps for high and low pressure use.

General Operation
In general, a steam trap consists of a valve and a device or arrangement that causes the valve to open and [...]


12 Jun

Pressurizers are used for reactor system pressure control. The pressurizer is the component that allows a water system, such as the reactor coolant system in a PWR facility, to maintain high temperatures without boiling. The function of pressurizers is discussed in this chapter.

There are two types of pressurizers: static and dynamic. A static pressurizer [...]


12 Jun

The cost of corrosion and radioactive contamination caused by poor water quality in nuclear facilities is enormous. Demineralizers are an intricate part of water quality control. The chemical theory of demineralizers is detailed in the Chemistry Fundamentals Handbook. This chapter will address the mechanics of how demineralizers operate.
EO 1.11   STATE the purpose of a demineralizer.
Purpose [...]


12 Jun

In an effort to lower costs and meet new environmental regulations, companies are developing new ways to do things. One of the developments which meets both cost decrease and environmental awareness is the cooling tower. This chapter will summarize the advantages of cooling towers and how they function.

Before the development of cooling towers, rivers, lakes, [...]