eVinci™ Microreactor The Next Generation Nuclear Research Reactor

Combining Research Flexibility with Campus-wide Heat and Power

1.0 Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA)
1.1 Instrumental NAA (INAA)
1.2 Prompt Gamma NAA (PGNAA)
2.0 Radioisotope Production
3.0 Neutron Imaging
4.0 Testing
4.1 Instrument Testing and Calibration
4.2 Neutron Irradiation
5.0 High Temperature Research
5.1 Thermal Testing, Thermal Cycling, Thermal Aging
6.0 Energy Applications and Demonstrations
6.1 Desalination Plants, Hydrogen Production, Vertical Farming
7.0 Education and Training
7.1 Supporting Physics, Biology, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Protection and Radiological Engineering programs
7.2 Public Tours and Visits
7.3 NPP Operator Training

The Westinghouse Solution

The eVinci™ Microreactor provides a cost competitive, flexible and resilient source of power and heat while enabling active nuclear research opportunities. The eVinci small size allows for flexible transportability and rapid on-site deployment.Westinghouse combines new technology with over 60 years of nuclear design and engineering experience to support research applications.

Key features:

  • 5MWe and 6MWth at 150C
  • 8+ year fuel life
  • Seamless pairing with existing grid
  • Above ground installation with no water required for operation
  • Compact, factory-built design allows for rapid and flexible installation

eVinci Research Applications

eVinci Microreactor Advanced Nuclear Technology Design

eVinci Microreactor Advanced Nuclear Technology Design

Offering Heat and Power Flexibility for your Research & Facility Operating Needs

eVinci™ Neutron Flux Profile

The flux profile across the life of the eVinci reactor provides consistency and research flexibility

eVinci™ Flux profile across reactors life: BOL - beginning of life, MOL - middle of life, EOL - end of life

eVinci™ Flux profile across reactors life: BOL - beginning of life, MOL - middle of life, EOL - end of life

  • In-Core Flux is on the order of 1x1013 n/cm2
  • Ex-Core Flux is on the order of 1x1010 to 1x1012 n/cm2 depending on location
  • Current concept can accommodate 12 irradiation sites, each ~5 cm in diameter
  • Additional larger positions up to 12–15 cm in diameter can likely be accommodated with further core design changes

Plant Layout Concept

  • Large Irradiation needs: Horizontal transportation safety rods will be removed and repurposed as beam ports or beam line sites
  • Small Irradiation needs: Perpendicular vertical irradiation (Rabbit Tubes) tubes thread between shutdown rods on the reactor face can address different irradiation needs
  • Shutdown rods remain in place for operational safety, along with supplemental custom shielding
  • Due to shielding and safety design, room can be accessed for maintenance or upgrades to the facility
  • Reactor can remain fully operational producing power and heat while enabling research reactor services