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.


A multi-circulation heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)/Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes comprises a steam drum internally partitioned to provide a clean side and a dirty side. The clean side downcomer pipe supplies water to one or more generating banks as part of a clean circuit located in a high heat flux zone of the boiler. Boiler water is fed from the clean side of the drum to the dirty side of the drum via natural head differential. Water is then fed through a corresponding downcomer to a dirty generating bank, which is located in a low heat flux zone of the boiler.


An apparatus for automated inspection and repair of a tube sheet. The apparatus has a rotating gripper pod, comprising at least one tube gripper, a sliding body portion containing the gripper pod; a housing portion comprising at least one tube gripper and a tool head coupling. The tool head coupling swapably attaches to a eddy current test probe and at least one kind of tube repair tool. Novel, auto-locking tube grippers are also disclosed. A serial bus connects electronic modules within the apparatus and also connects the apparatus to an external controller.


A consumer product for supplementing carbon dioxide is provided with delayed activation control in the form of a clamp. A bag, having a top and bottom seal and a filter, contains a mycelial mass prepared under sterile laboratory conditions using aseptic techniques. The bag may be selectively clamped at various locations on its exterior. During manufacturing, the mycelial mass is sealed away from the air exchange portal by the clamp. The manipulation delays the optimized carbon dioxide generation and extends the product shelf-life significantly. The fungi are utilized on-demand by removal of the clamp and carbon dioxide flows from the product. Consumers will place the product near indoor plants. The precise clamping method delays the expiration of the product for storage and shipping optimization. The clamp is relocated to the top of the bag in order to provide a hanger for the carbon dioxide generator above plant level.


Patent
Babcock | Date: 2017-02-01

The present application discloses an efficient process for the preparation of N-acetyl-L-cysteine amide (NACA) starting with N-acetyl-L-cysteine.


The present invention 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 invention 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).


A pressurized water reactor (PWR) includes a pressure vessel and a nuclear reactor core disposed in the pressure vessel. A baffle plate is disposed in the pressure vessel and separates the pressure vessel into an internal pressurizer volume disposed above the baffle plate and an operational PWR volume disposed below the baffle plate. The baffle plate comprises first and second spaced apart plates, and includes a pressure transfer passage having a lower end in fluid communication with the operational PWR volume and an upper end in fluid communication with the internal pressurizer volume at a level below an operational pressurizer liquid level range. A vent pipe has a lower end in fluid communication with the operational PWR volume and an upper end in fluid communication with the internal pressurizer volume at a level above the operational pressurizer liquid level range.


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.

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