MOSCOW, 7 Aug. /Basereporter.com/. Rosatom in 2017, developed, manufactured and tested a unique active zone of a nuclear reactor with a resource for the entire life cycle of nuclear submarines (NPS), according to the annual report of the company.
The active area is the Central region of the reactor containing nuclear fuel, where it is a controlled chain reaction. The Russian technology will not spend reloading of nuclear fuel.
Also, the document we are talking about testing optimized active area for nuclear submarines of the fourth generation. It is emphasized that this success confirms the correctness of design decisions, which are based on new projects of ship cores.
It is noted that in 2017, was continued zirconium active zones for existing nuclear-powered icebreakers 14-10-3MP.