Operational Nuclear Generators in a Shipping Container
Holos is a distributable modular nuclear power generator with enhanced safety features optimized to produce affordable pollutant-free electricity and process-heat with the safest melt-tolerant and proliferation resistant fuels. Holos power conversion system is formed by off-the-shelf components utilized by aviation jet engines and gas turbines commercially available and operational worldwide. Each generator can operate as a stand-alone electric island at sites with no power grid infrastructure and offer scalable power rating with high-resolution load following capabilities to meet local electric demands. Specialized Holos configurations can be airlifted and timely deployed to supply emergency electricity and process-heat to disaster areas and to inaccessible remote locations. Holos core is formed by coupling multiple subcritical power modules comprised within International Standards Organization transport containers. Cooling of Holos fuel solely relies on environmental air with passive decay heat removal during shutdown. Holos fuel cycle is offered with 3-20 Effective Full Power Years, depending on the enrichment with the fuel segregated within replaceable reinforced fuel cartridges sealed at all times from factory to repository. Closed-loop Brayton power conversion components form Holos primary thermodynamic cycle thermally coupled to a bottoming waste heat recovery Rankine power cycle operating with organic fluids. At the end of the fuel cycle, the fuel cartridges fit within licensed transport canisters for long-term storage with reduced thermal loading and decommissioning cost. Holos components size enables cost-effective mass production, quality assurance, safety performance validation and factory certification with substantially reduced costs, testing and licensing time. Holos innovative architecture provides a distributable power source satisfying various applications’ requirements, highly competitive and synergetic with technologies sourced on renewable energy.