Containment of Nuclear Plants

by Richard N. Bergstron,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 6, Pg. 101-120

Document Type: Journal Paper


Present practices in design and construction of containment vessels are reviewed. Consideration of types of energy available to produce internal pressures and resulting design pressures are discussed together with applicable codes for design. Effects of the shape and size of the containment vessel upon economies of the plant layout are discussed.

Subject Headings: Containment vessels | Sustainable development | Standards and codes

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