Moisture Carryover (MCO) in Nuclear Reactors

Boiling water reactors (BWRs) require one to remove liquid moisture from a two-phase mixture as it exits the core. But excess moisture carryover (MCO) can lead to the intergranular stress corrosion cracking of turbine blades, along with damage to other plant components. Too much MCO can also cause an increase in employees’ exposure levels to…
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DoE Awards Nearly $7 Million to Blue Wave AI Labs to Advance Nuclear Technology Using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Purdue University Research Foundation | October 16, 2019

Last month, Blue Wave AI Labs received a $6.9 million grant from the Department of Energy to develop predictive models of reactor components that might cause unplanned outages.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology

U.S. Department of Energy | September 10, 2019

Blue Wave AI Labs will develop and provide Machine Learning solutions to improve and extend diagnostic and prognostic capabilities for predictive maintenance in nuclear plants.

Industry FOA Awardees Include Blue Wave AI Labs

U.S. Department of Energy | April 30, 2019

The following projects were selected under the Funding Opportunity Announcement titled “U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development.”