La Mirada, CA, United States
La Mirada, CA, United States

Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the UK Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating divisions with overseas operations based in Africa, North America & Australia. It is the world's 41st-largest defence contractor measured by 2010 defence revenues, and the third-largest based in the UK .Babcock is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Wikipedia.


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A pressurized water reactor (PWR) includes a vertical cylindrical pressure vessel having a lower portion containing a nuclear reactor core and a vessel head defining an internal pressurizer. A reactor coolant pump (RCP) mounted on the vessel head includes an impeller inside the pressure vessel, a pump motor outside the pressure vessel, and a vertical drive shaft connecting the motor and impeller. The drive shaft does not pass through the internal pressurizer. A central riser may be disposed concentrically inside the pressure vessel, and the RCP impels primary coolant downward into a downcomer annulus between the central riser and the pressure vessel. A steam generator may be disposed in the downcomer annulus and spaced apart from with the impeller by an outlet plenum. A manway may access the outlet plenum so tube plugging can be performed on the steam generator via access through the manway without removing the RCP.


Patent
Babcock | Date: 2017-04-19

A method of operating video display units (VDUs) of a reactor control interface, wherein the VDUs include a group of safety VDUs and an additional VDU that is not a safety VDU, comprises:detecting a malfunctioning safety VDU, the remaining safety VDUs being functioning safety VDUs;shifting the displays of the functioning safety VDUs to free up one of the functioning safety VDUs wherein the shifting transfers the display of one of the functioning safety VDUs to the additional VDU that is not a safety VDU; andtransferring the display of the malfunctioning safety VDU to the functioning safety VDU freed up by the shifting.


Patent
Babcock and Gadgil | Date: 2016-08-17

The present disclosure relates generally to the field of emission control equipment for boilers, heaters, kilns, or other flue gas-, or combustion gas-, generating devices (e.g., those located at power plants, processing plants, etc.) and, in particular to a new and useful method and apparatus for capturing, oxidizing, lowering the concentration and/or level of, and/or eliminating mercury present in any flue gas and/or combustion gas stream. In one embodiment, the method and/or apparatus of the present disclosure is applied to boilers, heaters, kilns, or other flue gas-, or combustion gas-, generating devices that have connected thereto at least one type of flue gas, or combustion gas, scrubber device (i.e., a wet scrubber or a dry scrubber).


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 694.62K | Year: 2016

The project will develop a new approach to the specification and implementation of marine power management systems to improve efficiency and adaptability. An Agile Power Management System will be developed, demonstrating a capability to interface with multiple power sources and energy storage to meet the varying load demands across a range of marine vessels. This will enable the optimisation of energy management by intelligently controlling power distribution in a way that is tailored to a specific vessel. As a result, vessel owners will be able to minimise their fuel consumption, improve their maintenance regimes and reduce their environmental impact.


Patent
Babcock | Date: 2015-05-14

A solar receiver includes: water jacket panels each having a light-receiving side and a back side with a watertight sealed plenum defined in-between; light apertures passing through the watertight sealed plenums to receive light from the light-receiving sides of the water jacket panels; a heat transfer medium gap defined between the back sides of the water jacket panels and a cylindrical back plate; and light channeling tubes optically coupled with the light apertures and extending into the heat transfer medium gap. In some embodiments ends of the light apertures at the light receiving side of the water jacket panel are welded together to define at least a portion of the light-receiving side. A cylindrical solar receiver may be constructed using a plurality of such water jacket panels arranged with their light-receiving sides facing outward.


Patent
Babcock | Date: 2015-03-23

A pressurized water nuclear reactor (PWR) includes a once through steam generator (OTSG) disposed in a generally cylindrical pressure vessel and a divider plate spaced apart from the open end of a central riser. A sealing portion of the pressure vessel and the divider plate define an integral pressurizer volume that is separated by the divider plate from the remaining interior volume of the pressure vessel. An internal control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) has all mechanical and electromagnetomotive components including at least a motor and a lead screw disposed inside the pressure vessel. Optionally CRDM units are staggered at two or more different levels such that no two neighboring CRDM units are at the same level. Internal primary coolant pumps have all mechanical and electromagnetomotive components including at least a motor and at least one impeller disposed inside the pressure vessel. Optionally, the pumps and/or CRDM are arranged below the OTSG


A pressurized water reactor (PWR) includes a vertical cylindrical pressure vessel having a lower portion containing a nuclear reactor core and a vessel head defining an integral pressurizer. A reactor coolant pump (RCP) mounted on the vessel head includes an impeller inside the pressure vessel, a pump motor outside the pressure vessel, and a vertical drive shaft connecting the motor and impeller. The drive shaft does not pass through the integral pressurizer. The drive shaft passes through a vessel penetration of the pressure vessel that is at least large enough for the impeller to pass through.


The present invention relates generally to the field of catalysts for use in connection with one or more types of emissions control (e.g., emissions control associated with the combustion of one or more types of fossil fuel) and, in particular to catalyst compositions that possess an improved resistance to at least one type of poisoning. In another embodiment, the catalysts of the present invention are designed to be utilized in conjunction with an SCR and possess an improved resistance to phosphorus poisoning.


A carbon dioxide (CO_(2)) chemical absorption system comprising: a CO_(2) absorption column for separating CO_(2) from combustion exhaust gas by absorbing the CO_(2) in the combustion exhaust gas with a CO_(2) absorbing liquid mainly composed of an aqueous alkanolamine solution; a regeneration column for regenerating the CO_(2) absorbing liquid by desorbing CO_(2) gas from the CO_(2) absorbing liquid that has absorbed CO_(2); a condenser for condensing water vapor entrained in the desorbed CO_(2) gas discharged from the top of the regeneration column, thereby obtaining reflux water; a pipe for returning all or part of the reflux water obtained by the condenser to the top of the regeneration column, and dispersing the reflux water in the regeneration column; a collection plate for collecting the reflux water dispersed in an upper portion of a packed bed in the regeneration column; a pipe for sending the regenerated CO_(2) absorbing liquid from the bottom of the regeneration column to the top of the absorption column; and a pipe for joining the reflux water collected by the collection plate into the pipe for sending the regenerated CO_(2) absorbing liquid.


Patent
Babcock | Date: 2015-04-08

A supercritical steam generator includes a downdraft furnace enclosure, a hopper tunnel, and a convection pass enclosure, with the hopper tunnel joining the downdraft furnace enclosure and convection pass enclosure together. Flue gas passes down through the downdraft furnace enclosure through the hopper tunnel and up through the convection pass enclosure. This structure permits the outlet steam terminals, which provide access to the resultant supercritical steam and/or reheat steam, to be located at a base of the steam generator rather than at the top of the steam generator as with conventional boilers. This reduces the length of the steam leads from the steam generator to a steam turbine that produces electricity using the supercritical steam.

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