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Title: Nuclear reactor melt arrest and coolability device

Abstract

Example embodiments provide a Basemat-Internal Melt Arrest and Coolability device (BiMAC) that offers improved spatial and mechanical characteristics for use in damage prevention and risk mitigation in accident scenarios. Example embodiments may include a BiMAC having an inclination of less than 10-degrees from the basemat floor and/or coolant channels of less than 4 inches in diameter, while maintaining minimum safety margins required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC, Wilmington, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1257211
Patent Number(s):
9,368,238
Application Number:
12/640,399
Assignee:
GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC (Wilmington, NC) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-07ID14778
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Dec 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Theofanous, Theo G., Dinh, Nam Truc, and Wachowiak, Richard M.. Nuclear reactor melt arrest and coolability device. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Theofanous, Theo G., Dinh, Nam Truc, & Wachowiak, Richard M.. Nuclear reactor melt arrest and coolability device. United States.
Theofanous, Theo G., Dinh, Nam Truc, and Wachowiak, Richard M.. Tue . "Nuclear reactor melt arrest and coolability device". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1257211.
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abstractNote = {Example embodiments provide a Basemat-Internal Melt Arrest and Coolability device (BiMAC) that offers improved spatial and mechanical characteristics for use in damage prevention and risk mitigation in accident scenarios. Example embodiments may include a BiMAC having an inclination of less than 10-degrees from the basemat floor and/or coolant channels of less than 4 inches in diameter, while maintaining minimum safety margins required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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