Saturday, March 29, 2008

Areva ever eager

Always keen to keep their thumb in, Areva issues another, rather useless, news conference. First of all, the Alberta thing is a joke. Second, if we want to wait forever for a nuclear vessel, we should go with the Ap1000, which is a better design.


Harbles said...


Harbles said...


On the pressure vessel bottleneck.

Welded pressure vessels have been used in the past. Are they banned now?

Why not shield the vessel walls from neutrons with Beryllium or some such to prevent the dreaded embrittlement.

I realise you may not be a nuclear engineer, but maybe you know one.

Harold Asmis said...

Or maybe I play one on TV! I have no idea, but I just suspect the single-forged version is so superior, that nobody wants to be accused of 'rinky-dinkiness'.