Accession Number:

ADA043701

Title:

Analysis of Nuclear and Coal Fueled Total Energy System Options for Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 76-Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1977-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

317.0

Abstract:

A Total Energy System is designed to supply the thermal and electrical energy requirements of Fort Knox for 30 years, with startup scheduled for early 1985. Considered for use as the central station power plant for this system are a combined coal gasification, fossil-fired gas turbine CGGT power plant and a direct Brayton cycle high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, helium gas turbine HTGRGT power plant. Several utility system configurations affording different thermalelectrical energy demand ratios are studied for each supply option. It is found that the optimal thermalelectrical load split for each supply option occurs at approximately 80 of the bases total energy demands supplied thermally. Within the limits of the unit-cost assumptions made and for the range of cases studied, it is found that the present-worth total cost of the optimized HTGRGT system in 1985 dollars is 234.5 million and the corresponding optimal system cost for the fossil CGGT alternative is 182.2 million.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE