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Research and Development


BWXT: 3D Printing Breakthrough Could Speed Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development

BWX Technologies (BWXT) on Nov. 23 said it has demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture nickel-based super alloys and refractory-metal-based alloys for use in nuclear components. The company also said…



A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and…


Developments in Offshore Wind Technology

By some estimates, offshore wind energy has the potential to deliver 18 times the current global electricity demand. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said offshore wind power could develop…


NETL: Meeting the Needs of the Nation’s Fossil Power Plant Fleet

Through programs such as Transformative Power Generation, High-Performance Materials, and Advanced Coal Processing, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is conducting research and development (R&D) to enable the nation’s fleet…


How to Examine Generators with Visual Inspection Robots

Inspecting generators has always been a time-consuming and expensive job, yet one that needs to be done at regular intervals. An impressive new visual inspection robot can save owners many…


Understanding Open-Channel Flow Equations for Hydro Applications

Chezy and Manning developed equations that are used to determine the average volumetric flowrate in open channels. This article explains a laboratory method that was developed and tested to further…