Accession Number : AD0276451

Title :   FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A RADIOISOTOPIC POWER SOURCE FOR REMOTE AREA HEATING

Corporate Author : CHANCE VOUGHT CORP DALLAS TEX

Personal Author(s) : BARNES,W.H. ; LIGHT,L.E. ; TOTAH,A.A.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A technical and economic feasibility study was made in order to investigate the use of radioisotopic power as an energy source for remote area heating. Consideration was given to units for a rated output of 50,000 and 300,000 Btu/hr. Designs are presented for a number of feasible systems. The economic study revealed that a Nuclide Heat unit can compete with conventional heaters in remote locations where conventional fuel logistics add measurably to the over-all heating costs and where long life-time, highlyreliable units are required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FISSION, *HEAT EXCHANGERS, *HEATING, *THERMAL UTILIZATION, AMERICIUM, CERIUM, CESIUM, COSTS, CURIUM, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HEAT TRANSFER, NUCLEAR ENERGY, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, PLUTONIUM, PROMETHIUM, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, RADIOBIOLOGY, RUTHENIUM, SAFETY, SHIELDING, STRONTIUM, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE