Useful Nuclear Acronyms

Acronyms with definitions. Some useful terminology to understand technical reports.

BWR – Boiling Water Reactor
CV – Containment Vessel

ECCS – Emergency Core Coolant Syatem
EDG or DG – Emergency Diesel Generator
HPCI – High Pressure Coolant Injection
LPCI – Low Pressure Coolant Injection
PCV – Pressure Control Vessel
RCIC – Reactor Core Isolation Cooling
RPV – Reactor Pressure Vessel (same as PCV)
SORV –Safety Operated Relief Valve

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