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Title: Preliminary engineering program for renovation of the horizontal control rod system, K Reactors

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to describe an engineering program being conducted by Reactor Design, Facilities Engineering Section to provide a solution for current and anticipated problems of binding and inoperative horizontal control rods (HCR`s) at the ``K`` Reactors. Primary emphasis in the program is On alleviating problems at the K Reactors because of the more advanced stage of graphite distortion and hence control rod problems existing at the K Reactors as compared to the other reactors. It is recognized, however, that problems of similar severity can reasonably be anticipated at the other reactors in the near future. With this in mind, design of remedial measures for K will incorporate consideration of adaptability to the other reactor HCR systems. Also, primary concern of this program is to provide an HCR system which will fulfill functional requirements for safe operation of the reactors at current power levels under conditions of severe HCR channel distortion. Suitability of the system for producing by products such as tritium is considered to be of secondary importance at this time although still a point to be kept in mind in designing the new rod tip and to be studied in detail at a later date.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10148421
Report Number(s):
HW-77178
ON: DE94011283
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Declassified; PBD: 16 Apr 1963
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONTROL ELEMENTS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; MODIFICATIONS; HANFORD PRODUCTION REACTORS; GRAPHITE; COST; CONTROL ROD DRIVES; 220600; 220400; 220300; RESEARCH, TEST, TRAINING, PRODUCTION, IRRADIATION, MATERIALS TESTING REACTORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; FUEL ELEMENTS

Citation Formats

Hutton, P.H. Preliminary engineering program for renovation of the horizontal control rod system, K Reactors. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/10148421.
Hutton, P.H. Preliminary engineering program for renovation of the horizontal control rod system, K Reactors. United States. doi:10.2172/10148421.
Hutton, P.H. Tue . "Preliminary engineering program for renovation of the horizontal control rod system, K Reactors". United States. doi:10.2172/10148421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10148421.
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title = {Preliminary engineering program for renovation of the horizontal control rod system, K Reactors},
author = {Hutton, P.H.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this document is to describe an engineering program being conducted by Reactor Design, Facilities Engineering Section to provide a solution for current and anticipated problems of binding and inoperative horizontal control rods (HCR`s) at the ``K`` Reactors. Primary emphasis in the program is On alleviating problems at the K Reactors because of the more advanced stage of graphite distortion and hence control rod problems existing at the K Reactors as compared to the other reactors. It is recognized, however, that problems of similar severity can reasonably be anticipated at the other reactors in the near future. With this in mind, design of remedial measures for K will incorporate consideration of adaptability to the other reactor HCR systems. Also, primary concern of this program is to provide an HCR system which will fulfill functional requirements for safe operation of the reactors at current power levels under conditions of severe HCR channel distortion. Suitability of the system for producing by products such as tritium is considered to be of secondary importance at this time although still a point to be kept in mind in designing the new rod tip and to be studied in detail at a later date.},
doi = {10.2172/10148421},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 16 00:00:00 EST 1963},
month = {Tue Apr 16 00:00:00 EST 1963}
}

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