[ RadSafe ] Backup Power Requirements for GE BWR

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 16:45:50 CDT 2011

Dear Colleagues:


I've been rather confused since the start of this accident why a backup
generator could not be airlifted to the reactors immediately following the
tsunami.  Based on the lift capacity of the Chinook (CH-47) helicopter
(around 12,000Kg), a 1020 Kw Diesel Generator (1275 KVA) weighs about 10,000
kg, well within the helicopter's lift capacity.


Is 1020 Kw (1 Megawatt) enough to operate the cooling systems of a reactor?


Dan ii



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