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Analyzing the Global Nuclear Turbine Market 2015

  • ID: 1230117
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 300 Pages
  • Aruvian Research
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  • Alstom
  • General Electric
  • Hitachi
  • Siemens AG
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • MORE
There is a growing realization globally that the surging power demands cannot be met forever with all the available conventional sources or methods. Today, global energy demands are touching the sky. The scenario only starts looking painful once the monopoly of fossil fuels is factored in and their impact on the environment. It is, however, not a lost cause. It is a simple case of work in progress as human ingenuity often overrules natural limitation.

One of the examples of such effort is nuclear power generation. It is the result of technological effort and pursuit for energy security that the global energy pie today consists of nuclear energy. The overall contribution of nuclear energy still remains a small piece of that pie which is largely due to the extensive safeguards in place. An important challenge in the nuclear energy jigsaw is the production and generation. A turbine is the heart of any and every power generation exercise. It brings out the end result of such exercise in the form of power for human consumption. This report presents a comprehensive understanding of this vital link in the form of Analyzing the Global Nuclear Turbine Market.

The report equips the user with a comprehensive understanding of the basics of the global nuclear energy industry. This is delivered through a historical perspective of the industry as well as the revival phase of nuclear energy. The report delves into a complete profile of global nuclear power industry by explaining the revival phase as well as basics of nuclear power plants. The various possibilities which are being explored for augmentation of nuclear capacity, life extensions or even decommissioning are also explained in this report.

An effort has been made to keep the report abreast of the latest developments in this industry. This report provides a complete section on the latest development in this industry which is the development of accelerator-driven nuclear systems. It merits special attention as these systems are an industry breaching accomplishment and are paving the way for the future. This can be better understood by the complete theoretical basis of nuclear reactor technology provided in this report.

This is examined in detail and even quips the user with four different methods which are used by the industry to classify the nuclear reactors globally. This base is further strengthened by a complete section on understanding the different types of nuclear reactors which are in operation globally. This exhaustive section equips the user with a nearly complete knowledge map of the global nuclear reactor activity except for countries wherein this technology is under debate.

The report delivers a technical understanding of nuclear turbine technology and some of the turbines made in this industry by various contributors worldwide. The nuclear turbine market is further analyzed by studying the impact of power uprating and application of some bold steps such as modernization of steam turbines for nuclear power plants. Taking a divergent view, this report peppers the development of nuclear turbine technology in comparison to the fossil turbines and some of challenges coming forward by the implementation of nuclear turbines.

The manufacturers which are spread globally and those that have made major contributions to bringing this technology alive and installing it at various locations are also analyzed in depth in this report. The report provides a comprehensive understanding of the market strength of these manufacturers by profiling them globally and examining each of them in business segments as well as in SWOT analysis.

The report is an in-depth and comprehensive guidebook on the global nuclear turbine market and is an effort to recognize and understand the impact of this new age technology on the energy future of the world.
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  • Alstom
  • General Electric
  • Hitachi
  • Siemens AG
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • MORE
A. Executive Summary

B. Basics of the Nuclear Industry
B.1 Overview
B.2 Components & Parts of a Nuclear Power Plant
B.2 Analyzing the Fuel Cycle
B.3 Managing the Radioactive Waste

C. Global Nuclear Power Industry
C.1 Industry Overview
C.2 Industry Statistics
C.3 Industry Value & Volume Analysis
C.4 Improving the Performance of Nuclear Reactors
C.5 Role of Research Reactors
C.6 Exploring the Possibility of Expansion of Nuclear Power Capacity
C.7 Addition of New Nuclear Power Capacity
C.7.1 Increased Nuclear Capacity
C.7.2 New Nuclear Plant Construction
C.7.3 Plant Life Extension and Decommissions
C.8 Public Acceptance of Nuclear Power

D. Leap of Technology: Accelerator-driven Nuclear Systems
D.1 Introduction
D.2 Accelerator-Driven Systems
D.3 Usage of Thorium
D.4 Waste Incinerator

E. Nuclear Reactor Technology
E.1 How the Technology Works
E.1.1 Fission
E.1.2 Heat Generation
E.1.3 Cooling
E.1.4 Reactivity Control
E.1.5 Electrical Power Generation
E.2 Reactor Types
E.2.1 Classifying Reactors by Type of Nuclear Reaction
E.2.2 Classifying Reactors by Moderator Material
E.2.3 Classifying Reactors by Coolant
E.2.4 Classifying Reactors by Generations

F. Analyzing the Reactor Types
F.1 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
F.1.1 Overview
F.1.2 Usage of Radioactive Material
F.1.3 Lifespan
F.1.4 Efficiency Factor
F.1.5 Risk of Radioactive Contamination
F.2 Pressurized Water Reactors
F.2.1 Overview
F.2.2 Design of the Reactor
F.2.3 Coolant in a PWR
F.2.4 Process of Moderation
F.2.5 Fuel in a PWR
F.2.6 Controlling the Reaction
F.2.7 Pros & Cons of PWR
F.3 Mitsubishi Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor
F.3.1 Overview
F.4 European Pressurized Reactor
F.4.1 Overview
F.4.2 Design of the EPR
F.4.3 Case Studies
F.5 Light Water Reactor
F.5.1 Overview
F.5.2 Design of the Reactor
F.6 Boiling Water Reactor
F.6.1 Overview
F.6.2 Design of the BWR
F.6.3 Safety Systems in Place
F.6.4 Pros & Cons of the BWR
F.7 Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
F.7.1 Overview
F.7.2 Design of the ABWR
F.8 Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor
F.8.1 Overview
F.9 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor
F.9.1 Overview
F.9.2 Why Use Heavy Water?
F.9.3 Pros & Cons of the PHWR
F.10 Russian Reaktor Bolshoy Moschnosti Kanalniy (RBMK)
F.10.1 Overview
F.10.2 Design of the Reactor
F.10.3 Fuel Rods
F.10.4 Control Rods
F.10.5 Gas Circuit
F.10.6 Independent Cooling and Steam Circuits
F.10.7 Emergency Core Cooling System
F.10.8 Reactor Control
F.10.9 Containment of Accidents
F.10.10 Improvements in the Design after Chernobyl
F.10.11 Status of RBMK Reactors
F.11 Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor
F.11.1 Overview
F.11.2 Design of the Reactor
F.11.3 Status of AGR Reactors
F.12 Breeder Reactor
F.12.1 Overview
F.12.2 Concept of Breeding versus Burnup
F.12.3 Nuclear Reprocessing
F.13 Thermal Breeder Reactor
F.13.1 Overview
F.14 Fast Breeder Reactor
F.14.1 Overview
F.14.2 Design of the Reactor
F.14.3 Plutonium Economy and Fast Breeder Reactors
F.14.4 Risks Associated with Fast Breeder Reactors
F.14.5 Market Status
F.15 Fast Neutron Reactor
F.15.1 Overview
F.15.2 Design of the Reactor
F.15.3 Market Status
F.15.4 Pros & Cons of the Reactor
F.16 Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor
F.16.1 Overview
F.16.2 Fuel Cycle of the Reactor
F.16.3 Usage of Sodium as a Coolant
F.16.4 Designing
F.17 Molten Salt Reactor
F.17.1 Overview
F.17.2 Pros & Cons of the Reactor
F.17.3 Design Challenges
F.17.4 Issues with the Fuel Cycle
F.17.5 Molten Salt Fueled Reactors versus Molten Salt Cooled Solid Fuel Reactors
F.18 Traveling Wave Reactor
F.18.1 Overview
F.18.2 Fuel Type
F.18.3 Designing of the Reactor
F.19 Lead Cooled Fast Reactor
F.19.1 Overview
F.19.2 Market Status
F.20 Pebble Bed Reactors
F.20.1 Overview
F.20.2 Design of the Reactor
F.20.3 Safety Systems
F.20.4 Fuel Production
F.20.5 Issues with the Reactor Design
F.20.6 Market Status
F.20.7 Containment of Accidents
F.21 Pebble Bed Modular Reactor
F.21.1 Overview
F.21.2 Design of the Reactor
F.22 Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor
F.22.1 Overview
F.22.2 ARGUS Reactor
F.23 Integral Fast Reactor
F.23.1 Overview
F.23.2 Efficiency Factor and Fuel Cycle
F.23.3 Production of Nuclear Waste
F.23.4 Safety Systems
F.24.1 Overview
F.25 Clean And Environmentally Safe Advanced Reactor (CAESAR)
F.25.1 Overview
F.26.1 Overview
F.27 Generation IV Reactor
F.27.1 Overview
F.27.2 Reactor Types
F.28 Generation V+ Reactors
F.28.1 Overview

G. Nuclear Turbines versus Fossil Turbines
G.1 Overview
G.2 Differences in Operating Conditions
G.3 Design Issues
G.4 Problem of Water Droplet Erosion
G.5 Problem of Complex Manufacturing Process
G.6 Problem of Turbine Pipe Erosion

H. Impact of Power Uprating
H.1 Overview
H.2 Types of Power Uprates
H.3 Economic Benefits

I. Modernization of Steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants
I.1 Modernization Approach
I.2 Low Pressure Turbine Design Features for Nuclear Applications
I.3 Primary Points of HP and LP Nuclear Turbine Modernization

J. Analyzing the Major Turbines – Company-wise
J.1 Doosan Nuclear Turbines
J.2 Mitsubishi US-APWR Nuclear Turbine
J.3 Alstom Nuclear Turbines
J.4 Hitachi Nuclear Turbine
J.5 Siemens Nuclear Turbines
J.6 General Electric Nuclear Turbines
J.7 Westinghouse Nuclear Turbine

K. New Research in Nuclear Turbine Technology
K.1 Long Last Stage Blades
K.2 Continuous Cover Blades (CCB)

L. Leading Industry Players
L.1 Alstom
L.1.1 Corporate Profile
L.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.1.3 SWOT Analysis
L.2 General Electric
L.2.1 Corporate Profile
L.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.2.3 SWOT Analysis
L.3 Hitachi
L.3.1 Corporate Profile
L.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.3.3 SWOT Analysis
L.4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
L.4.1 Corporate Profile
L.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.4.3 SWOT Analysis
L.5 Siemens AG
L.5.1 Corporate Profile
L.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.5.3 SWOT Analysis
L.6 Westinghouse Electric
L.6.1 Corporate Profile
L.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.6.3 SWOT Analysis
L.7 Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd
L.7.1 Corporate Profile
L.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
L.7.3 SWOT Analysis

M. Glossary of Terms

List of Figures:
Figure 1: Process depicting Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Figure 2: Comparison of Nucleon Number against Binding Energy
Figure 3: Thermal Conductivity of Zirconium Metal & Uranium Dioxide as a Function of Temperature
Figure 4: A Control Rod Assembly
Figure 5: A Steel Pressure Vessel
Figure 6: A Siemens Steam Turbine with Open Case
Figure 7: Sources of Nuclear Waste
Figure 8: Nuclear Electricity Production and Share of Total Electricity Production (in TWh), 1971-2013
Figure 9: Value of the Global Nuclear Energy Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Figure 10: Volume of the Global Nuclear Energy Industry (in million GWh), 2009-2013
Figure 11: Global Electricity Production by Power Sources, 2014
Figure 12: Fuel Used for Electricity Generation, 2014
Figure 13: Power Transfer in a PWR. Primary Coolant is in Orange and the Secondary Coolant is in Blue.
Figure 14: PWR Reactor Vessel
Figure 15: Nuclear Fuel Element in a PWR
Figure 16: EPR Pressure Vessel
Figure 17: Pumpless Light Water Reactor
Figure 18: Diagram of a RBMK
Figure 19: Design of a Fast Breeder Reactor
Figure 20: Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor
Figure 21: Molten Salt Reactor
Figure 22: Diagram of a Lead Cooled Fast Reactor
Figure 23: Diagram of the SSTAR Reactor
Figure 24: Nuclear Turbines vs Fossil Turbines
Figure 25: Nuclear High Pressure Turbine Replacement
Figure 26: Typical Advanced Disc Design Low Pressure Turbine Modernization Cross Section
Figure 27: Doosan Nuclear Turbine Arrangement
Figure 28: Design Features of the Nuclear Turbine
Figure 29: History of Mitsubishi Nuclear Turbine
Figure 30: Turbine Type and Rated Output
Figure 31: Turbine Outline
Figure 32: High Pressure Turbine
Figure 33: Low Pressure Turbine
Figure 34: ARABELLE Steam Turbine
Figure 35: Efficiency vs Blade Aspect Ratio
Figure 36: Hitachi’s First & Most Recent Nuclear Turbine
Figure 37: Hitachi Nuclear Steam Turbine Experience
Figure 38: New 60 Hz Last Stage Blade
Figure 39: 60 Hz Last Stage Blades for Nuclear Applications (Marked)
Figure 40: 50 Hz Last Stage Blades for Nuclear Applications (Marked)

List of Tables:
Table 1: Value of the Global Nuclear Energy Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Table 2: Volume of the Global Nuclear Energy Industry (in million GWh), 2009-2013
Table 3: Power Reactors under Construction
Table 4: Technical Parameters
Table 5: Status of RBMK Reactors
Table 6: Status of Reactors
Table 7: Steam Path Damage Mechanisms
Table 8: Hitachi Standard ABWR Nuclear Turbine Parameters
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- Alstom
- Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd
- General Electric
- Hitachi
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- Siemens AG
- Westinghouse Electric

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