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Analyzing the Global Nuclear Turbine Market 2015

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全球核能渦輪機市場分析 Analyzing the Global Nuclear Turbine Market 2015
出版日期: 2015年09月01日 內容資訊: 英文 300 Pages




  • 概要
  • 零組件、零件
  • 燃料循環分析
  • 放射性廢棄物處理


  • 產業概要
  • 產業統計
  • 產業分析:以金額及數量為準
  • 核子反應爐的性能改善
  • 研究用核子反應爐所扮演的角色
  • 核能發電能力擴大可能性探求
  • 核能發電能力的追加
  • 民眾對核能發電的理解


  • 簡介
  • 加速器的核系統
  • 釷的使用
  • 廢棄物焚燒爐


  • 技術的功能方法
  • 核子反應爐的種類


  • 放射性同位素熱電發電機
  • 壓水式反應爐
  • 三菱製最新壓水式反應爐
  • 歐洲的壓水式反應爐
  • 輕水式反應爐
  • 沸水式反應爐
  • 最新沸水式反應爐
  • 經濟簡略化沸水式反應爐
  • 加壓重水型核子反應爐
  • 俄羅斯的Reaktor Bolshoy Moschnosti Kanalniy (RBMK)
  • 最新天然氣(氣體)冷卻式核子反應爐
  • 增生爐
  • 熱增生爐
  • 快滋生式反應爐
  • 快中子反應器
  • 鈉冷卻快中子反應器
  • 熔融態鹽類反應爐
  • 行波核子反應爐
  • 鉛冷卻式核子反應爐
  • 球床型反應爐
  • 球床模組式反應爐
  • 水性均質爐
  • 整合高速爐
  • 清潔、環境安全最新核子反應爐
  • 發電IV核子反應爐
  • 發電V+核子反應爐


  • 概要
  • 運作條件的差異
  • 設計上的課題
  • 水滴侵蝕問題
  • 複雜的製造工程問題
  • 渦輪機管線侵蝕問題


  • 概要
  • 種類
  • 經濟優點








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. Aruvian's R'search 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.

Table of Contents

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. SSTAR
    • F.24.1. Overview
  • F.25. Clean And Environmentally Safe Advanced Reactor (CAESAR)
    • F.25.1. Overview
  • F.26. KAMINI
    • 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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