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Title: Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger

Abstract

A heat exchanger is described in which water-carrying tubes are heated by liquid sodium and in which the results of accidental contact between the water and the sodium caused by failure of one or more of the water tubes is minimized. An energy absorbing chamber contains a compressible gas and is connected to the body of flowing sodium by a channel so that, in the event of a sodium-water reaction, products of the reaction will partially fill the energy absorbing chamber to attenuate the rise in pressure within the heat exchanger.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4091780
Patent Number(s):
PAT-APPL-356,879.; US 3924675
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration TIC; NSA-33-028058
NSA Number:
NSA-33-028058
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1973 May 01; Other Information: F28f9/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N77500* -Reactors-Power Reactors, Breeding; 210500* -Nuclear Power Plants-Power Reactors, Breeding; *HEAT EXCHANGERS; *LMFBR TYPE REACTORS- HEAT EXCHANGERS; DESIGN; ENERGY ABSORPTION; KINETIC ENERGY; SAFETY; STEAM GENERATORS

Citation Formats

Essebaggers, J. Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Essebaggers, J. Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger. United States.
Essebaggers, J. Mon . "Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger". United States.
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abstractNote = {A heat exchanger is described in which water-carrying tubes are heated by liquid sodium and in which the results of accidental contact between the water and the sodium caused by failure of one or more of the water tubes is minimized. An energy absorbing chamber contains a compressible gas and is connected to the body of flowing sodium by a channel so that, in the event of a sodium-water reaction, products of the reaction will partially fill the energy absorbing chamber to attenuate the rise in pressure within the heat exchanger.},
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year = {Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1975},
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