How Is the American Centrifuge Machine Unique?

Gas centrifuge technology comparison

Several designs for gas centrifuge machines have been developed in various countries over the past decades. Designs often vary based on rotor material, rotor length and rotor speed. Three primary designs are in operation today: Russian, European and the American Centrifuge.

Russian

The predominant Russian machine is approximately three feet tall and produces approximately 8 separative work units (SWU) annually.

European

The prevalent European machine is approximately 12 feet tall and produces approximately 40 SWU annually.

American Centrifuge

The American Centrifuge machine is approximately 43 feet tall and produces approximately 350 SWU annually.

American Centrifuge: Investing Today for Long-Term Competitiveness

Deploying the American Centrifuge will ensure a reliable and diversified supply of enriched uranium while preserving competition and stability.

History of U.S. Centrifuge Development