Pressurizer Description

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Pressurizer Description
The pressurizer provides a point in the reactor system where liquid and vapor can be maintained in equilibrium under saturated conditions, for control purposes. Although designs differ from facility to facility, a typical pressurizer is designed for a maximum of about 2500 psi and 680°F.

Dynamic Pressurizers
A dynamic pressurizer serves to:
maintain a system's pressure above its saturation point,
provide a means of controlling system fluid expansion and contraction,
provide a means of controlling a system's pressure, and
provide a means of removing dissolved gasses from the system by venting the vapor space of the pressurizer.