Bob Bromm is a professional mechanical engineer who has been doing nuclear focused work throughout his career. He cut his engineering teeth working as one of the architect-engineers for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, a three unit power station with a total output capacity in excess of 3600 MWe. Each generating unit is a Combustion Engineering designed PWR producing about 1250 MWe each.
Palo Verde is one of the last of the first wave of nuclear fission power plants in the US. For many years, there were plenty of people who also believed that it was one of the last of the only wave of nuclear fission power plants that would be built in the US.
Bob Bromm was never one of those people. He has been an active member of the American Nuclear Society for many years, he spends several weekends each year teaching Boy Scouts about the technology to support their efforts to earn merit badges, he spends time working with teachers and visiting classrooms, and he has written a number of letters to the editor on various nuclear focused topics, trying to help other people understand why there are some people who consider that their efforts to improve and expand applications for nuclear technology are more of a calling than a simple way to make a living.
I first “met” Bob more than 15 years ago when we were both sharing our thoughts about atomic energy on various bulletin board systems. He was (and still is) CyberNuke and I was (and still am) AtomicRod.
Please come over and listen to our conversation about the atomic renaissance and hear about how Bob’s employer has transfered him across the country to work as one of the architect-engineers for one of the first new nuclear power plants to be ordered in the US in more than 30 years. The Atomic Show #067 – Interview with Bob Bromm, Mechanical Engineer.
If you check out the comments, you will see several testimonials from some of Bob’s old friends in the industry.