Guest Editorial

The AP1000 Plant and the China Project Commissioning Success

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Bryan Friedman

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Cranberry Township, PA, USA

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041973 History: Received October 23, 2018; Revised November 06, 2018


The AP1000® (Advanced Plant) is a 1100-MWel-class Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) with innovative passive-safety features and extensive plant simplifications that enhance construction, operation, maintenance, and safety with reduced plant costs. The passive-safety features of the plant use natural driving forces such as pressurized gas, gravity flow, natural circulation flow, and natural convection. These features do not rely on active components (such as pumps, fans, or diesel generators) or safety-grade support systems (such as AC power, component cooling water, service water, and HVAC).

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