Westinghouse advances eVinci microreactor commercialization in Canada


Westinghouse Electrical Firm has signed a service settlement with the Canadian Nuclear Security Fee to deliver its eVinci microreactor nearer to commercialization. The settlement initiates a Vendor Design Assessment (VDR) which is a pre-licensing technical evaluation of the eVinci small modular reactor design. Westinghouse will execute each Phases 1 and a pair of of the VDR as a mixed program, signaling the eVinci microreactor’s design and know-how maturity.

The eVinci microreactor builds on a long time of Westinghouse innovation, to deliver carbon-free, protected and scalable power wherever it’s wanted for all kinds of functions. These embody electrical energy and heating for distant communities and islands, industrial websites, knowledge facilities, universities, protection services, marine propulsion, hydrogen technology and water purification.

The eVinci microreactor is 100% factory-built, fueled and assembled earlier than it’s shipped in a container to any location.


Westinghouse e-Vinci microreactor

A single eVinci reactor can function in a cogeneration mode producing 5MW of electrical energy whereas concurrently offering warmth and is designed to be operational for 8+ years with out the necessity for refueling

The important thing advantages of the eVinci micro reactor are attributed to its stable core and superior warmth pipes.

The warmth pipes allow passive core warmth extraction—i.e., no reactor coolant pump and all of the related auxiliary programs—permitting autonomous operation and inherent load following capabilities. The warmth pipes additionally allow operation at increased temperatures, enabling increased environment friendly energy conversion programs and high-grade course of warmth.

These superior applied sciences collectively make the eVinci micro reactor a pseudo “solid-state” reactor with minimal shifting components.


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