The Paks Nuclear Power Plant: scientific inventions - practical applications

Katona, Tamás János (1999) The Paks Nuclear Power Plant: scientific inventions - practical applications. FIZIKAI SZEMLE, 5. pp. 186-198. ISSN 0015-3257


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A fair question may be what lessons and messages a presentation of a nuclear power plant that was conceptualized in the sixties-seventies and commissioned in the eighties tan provide. Energy consumption by populations causes global problems so the development and safety of nuclear energy has a high priority in our global world. Modern civilization and development cannot be imagined without electric power and from this point of view Paks Nuclear Power Plant is a positive example, because it is one of the most successfully operated nuclear power plants in the world. In our opinion, solving global environmental and climatic problems is inconceivable without using nuclear energy. But our main reason is to present Paks Nuclear Power Plant due to scientific invention and technical development, as not a technical acquisition of a declined atomic age, but as a clean source of electric power that meets current modern requirements and that tan be operated safely for many years to come. The main parameters and operating characteristics of Paks Nuclear Power Plant (figures on p. 189) clearly demonstrate the outstanding technical level of the plant. We analyse why and how this technical level has been reached, what preparations preceded the domestic usage of nuclear energy, what innovation process was initiated from the very start until now in order to increase safety and availability of the nuclear power plant. This presentation is a technicalhistorical overview that also provides lessons for future and other technical-scientific areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering / elektrotechnika, elektronika, atomtechnika
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Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 18:57
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 18:57

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