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Title: CRDM with separate SCRAM latch engagement and locking

Abstract

A control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including separate latch engagement and latch holding mechanisms. A CRDM configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including a four-bar linkage closing the latch, wherein the four-bar linkage biases the latch closed under force of gravity.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BWXT mPower, Inc., Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1416329
Patent Number(s):
9,865,364
Application Number:
14/174,630
Assignee:
BWXT mPower, Inc. (Charlotte, NC); BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000583
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Dodd, Christopher D., DeSantis, Paul K., Stambaugh, Kevin J., Mackovjak, Allan R., McLaughlin, John P., Goodyear, Brett T., Edwards, Michael J., and Ales, Matthew W. CRDM with separate SCRAM latch engagement and locking. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Dodd, Christopher D., DeSantis, Paul K., Stambaugh, Kevin J., Mackovjak, Allan R., McLaughlin, John P., Goodyear, Brett T., Edwards, Michael J., & Ales, Matthew W. CRDM with separate SCRAM latch engagement and locking. United States.
Dodd, Christopher D., DeSantis, Paul K., Stambaugh, Kevin J., Mackovjak, Allan R., McLaughlin, John P., Goodyear, Brett T., Edwards, Michael J., and Ales, Matthew W. Tue . "CRDM with separate SCRAM latch engagement and locking". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416329.
@article{osti_1416329,
title = {CRDM with separate SCRAM latch engagement and locking},
author = {Dodd, Christopher D. and DeSantis, Paul K. and Stambaugh, Kevin J. and Mackovjak, Allan R. and McLaughlin, John P. and Goodyear, Brett T. and Edwards, Michael J. and Ales, Matthew W.},
abstractNote = {A control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including separate latch engagement and latch holding mechanisms. A CRDM configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including a four-bar linkage closing the latch, wherein the four-bar linkage biases the latch closed under force of gravity.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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