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VVER – Reactor Pressure Vessel with Reactor Internals. Source: gidropress.podolsk.ru used with permission of АО ОКБ “ГИДРОПРЕСС”
Pressurized water reactors use a reactor pressure vessel (RPV) to contain the nuclear fuel, moderator, control rods and coolant. They are cooled and moderated by high-pressure liquid water (e.g. 16MPa). At this pressure water boils at approximately 350°C (662°F).
A boiling water reactor is cooled and moderated by water like a PWR, but at a lower pressure (7MPa), which allows the water to boil inside the pressure vessel producing the steam that runs the turbines. The BWRs don’t have any steam generator.