Video: Westinghouse Animation Explains Passive Cooling in the AP1000 Reactor

Passive safety features were among the most attractive features of the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor when utilities selected it for new units at Plant Vogtle and V.C. Summer. To offer a more in-depth explanation of these systems, the company recently published these illustrations showing how the reactor can remain stable for days in the event of a station blackout.

Reactor passive safety systems: