Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Joseph Rajkumar
Date of Publication: August 16, 2018
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: SMR Inventec, LLC
Equipment Type: SMR-160
Docket NumberHOL-068
Application Number: 14/620,390
Patent Number(s): US 10,102,936 B2

Prior Publication DataUS 2015/0243388 A1

Related U.S. Publication Data:

  • Continuation-in-part of application No. PCT/US2013/054961, filed on August 14, 2013
  • Provisional application No. 61/683,021, filed on August 14, 2012

International Publication Number: WO 2014/028630 A1
International Publication Date: February 20, 2014
International Application Number: PCT/US2013/054961

Abstract: A nuclear steam supply system having a start-up sub-system for heating a primary coolant in one embodiment, the invention can be a nuclear steam supply system comprising; a reactor vessel having an internal cavity, a reactor core comprising nuclear fuel disposed within the internal cavity; a steam generating vessel fluidly coupled to the reactor vessel; a primary coolant loop formed within the reactor vessel and the steam generating vessel, a primary coolant in the primary coolant loop; and a start-up sub-system fluidly coupled to the primary coolant loop, the start-up sub-system configured to: (I) receive a portion of the primary coolant from the primary coolant loop; (2) heat the portion of the primary coolant to form a heated portion of the primary coolant; and (3) inject the heated portion of the primary coolant into the primary coolant loop.