The General Design and Technology Innovations of CAP1400
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
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The pressurized water reactor CAP1400 is one of the sixteen National Science and Technology Major Projects. Developed from Chinas nuclear R&D system and manufacturing capability, as well as AP1000 technology introduction and assimilation, CAP1400 is an advanced large passive nuclear power plant with independent intellectual property rights. By discussing the top design principle, main performance objectives, general parameters, safety design, and important improvements in safety, economy, and other advanced features, this paper reveals the technology innovation and competitiveness of CAP1400 as an internationally promising Gen-III PWR model. Moreover, the R&D of CAP1400 has greatly promoted Chinas domestic nuclear power industry from the Gen-II to the Gen-III level.