KLT-40 reactor

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The KLT-40 and KLT-40M reactors are nuclear fission reactors used to power the Taymyr-class icebreakers (KLT-40M, 171 MW) and the LASH carrier Sevmorput (KLT-40, 135 MW).[1] They are pressurized water reactors (PWR) fueled by either 30–40% or 90 %[note 1] enriched uranium-235 fuel to produce 135 to 171 MW of thermal power.[2]

The KLT-40S variant is used in the Russian floating nuclear power station Akademik Lomonosov. It was developed by OKBM Afrikantov and produced by NMZ. The KLT-40S produces 150 MW thermal (about 52 MWe at 35% efficiency). The KLT-40S also uses low-enriched uranium at 14.1% enrichment to meet international proliferation standards.[3]

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  1. ^ 90 % according to information provided to Norwegian government in 1990, 30–40 % according to Bellona Foundation citing communication with Murmansk Shipping Company. (Diakov, Anatoli C. et al.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuclear icebreakers. Bellona Foundation, 18 June 1997. Retrieved on 2011-11-29.
  2. ^ Diakov, Anatoli C. et al. (2006), "Feasibility of Converting Russian Icebreaker Reactors from HEU to LEU Fuel", Science and Global Security (Taylor & Francis, Inc.) 14: 33–48, doi:10.1080/08929880600620575, retrieved 2011-11-26 
  3. ^ KLT-40S IAEA. Retrieved on 2013-11-12.