Archive: Nuclear


Monster moisture separators

Thermal Engineering International (TEI) (USA) Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, Calif.)—a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc. (Danvers, Mass.)—recently shipped two of the largest pressure vessels in the company’s 90-year history. The pair of huge (13-ft-diameter, 110-ft-long) moisture separator reheaters (MSRs) were designed at corporate headquarters and built in TEI’s factory in Sapulpa, Okla. The 300-ton MSRs […]

Cold fission?

The remote town of Galena, Alaska, which pays three times as much for electricity as the national average, is seriously considering a very unusual way to generate as much electricity as a clutch of diesels could provide. Recently, town officials initiated talks with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about installing a small nuclear reactor in […]