Actual Operation and Control of Pressurized Water Reactor

  • Shuhei Miyake
  • Toshihide Inoue
  • Satoshi Hanada
Part of the An Advanced Course in Nuclear Engineering book series (ACNE)


The operation control of a power plant maintains or changes the generator power or the volume of electricity supplied steadily to the grid system as appropriate. Various types of automatic control systems are installed to maintain the processing volume of the plant equipment stably within an appropriate range when the power plant is operated under operation control. The pressurized water reactor (PWR) has automatic control systems built for the reactor and turbine systems separately because the primary and secondary coolants of the reactor and turbine systems are separated from each other by the steam generator.


Steam Generator Pressurize Water Reactor Main Steam Steam Generator Tube Turbine Load 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuhei Miyake
    • 1
  • Toshihide Inoue
    • 1
  • Satoshi Hanada
    • 1
  1. 1.Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.TokyoJapan

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