Advance of AP1000
The design of AP1000 has a solid foundation of mature Westinghouse pressurized water reactor, which has successful operation experience of over 2500 reactor years. AP1000 is the most advanced and safest reactor design in the world.
Passive Safety Feature of AP1000
During emergencies, no external power or interference from reactor operators within 72 hours is needed within 72 hours. With physical features like gravity, inertia, convection, evaporation and so on, the reactor can be cooled down by adequate cooling water.
Economical efficiency of AP1000
With passive safety system, AP1000 safety system is simplified and less expensive in cost. What’s more, module construction method has been taken in AP1000 power plant. Different modules can be constructed at the same time and allows the construction and the assembly occur simultaneously, which greatly shortens the construction duration.
Environmental Protection of AP1000
Nuclear power is economical, safe, reliable and clean, and plays critical and irreplaceable function in power safety, power structure optimization, environment quality improvement and sustainable development. After all units of Haiyang NPP put into operation, there will be “zero” emission. Compared with coal or other fossil plants with similar capacity, over 50 million of Carbon Dioxide will be reduced every year, with a great reduction of other pollutants as well as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and flyash.
Author: Information source: 山東核電 date: 2015.08.04