Accession Number:

AD0276451

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A RADIOISOTOPIC POWER SOURCE FOR REMOTE AREA HEATING

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Corporate Author:

CHANCE VOUGHT CORP DALLAS TEX

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A technical and economic feasibility study was made in order to investigate the use of radioisotopic power as an energy source for remote area heating. Consideration was given to units for a rated output of 50,000 and 300,000 Btuhr. Designs are presented for a number of feasible systems. The economic study revealed that a Nuclide Heat unit can compete with conventional heaters in remote locations where conventional fuel logistics add measurably to the over-all heating costs and where long life-time, highlyreliable units are required. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE