Sustained Fast Valving Applied to Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Units

[+] Author and Article Information
H. F. Martin, D. N. Tapper, T. M. Alston

Westinghouse Electric Corp., Chester, Pa.

L. E. Edwards, R. J. Thomas, B. E. McCuiston, J. I. Finney, R. H. Park

Office of Power Task Force, Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, Tenn.

J. Eng. Power 99(3), 399-404 (Jul 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446511 History: Received June 21, 1976; Online July 14, 2010


The first application of sustained fast valving for nuclear units is planned for units 1 and 2 at the Tenneseee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. The proposed turbine cycle and the advantages of sustained fast valving to the power system are presented. The turbine cycle simulation is discussed and the effects of feedwater heater energy storage on short term power transients are demonstrated. The mechanical reliability of the turbine and related equipment is determined from the turbine cycle simulation.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In