Presenter Information

Timothy C. Steadham


Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

Research Advisor

Edwards, D. R.

Advisor's Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science


In a coal fired power plant, the steam leaving the boiler can reach 1000 °F and 3000 psia; this state is superheated considerably. On the other hand, a nuclear power plant is not capable of reaching such conditions without compromising reactor safety and integrity. Therefore, the steam leaving the reactor might only be a few degrees superheated, and hence the steam leaving each turbine will be wet. Since wet steam will erode turbine blades very quickly, devices must be placed between turbines to separate the steam into saturated vapor and saturated liquid. The steam is routed through the next turbine and the water is added elsewhere in the system (usually a feedwater heater, FH). This device is called a moisture separator, and my task was to add the FORTRAN code necessary to accurately model a moisture separator into an existing heat balance program.

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Presentation Date

16 Apr 1992