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Title: Seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel or the like

Abstract

A description is given of seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel, steam boiler vessel, or any other vessel which is desirably sealed against pressure of the type including a housing and a housing closure that present opposed vertical sealing surfaces which define the sides of a channel. The seals of the present invention comprise at least one sealing member disposed in the channel, having at least one stop face, a base portion and two shank portions extending from the base portion to form a groove-like recess. The shank portions are provided with sealing surfaces arranged to mate with the opposed vertical pressure vessel sealing surfaces. A shank-spreading wedge element also disposed in the channel has at least one stop face and is engaged in the groove-like recess with the sealing member and wedge element stop face adjacent to each other. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4095009
Patent Number(s):
US 3915462
Assignee:
to Deutsche Babcock and Wilcox Aktiengesellschaft
NSA Number:
NSA-33-019596
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1973 Sep 14; Other Information: F16j15/08. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N79200* -Reactors-Reactor Components & Accessories; 220200* -Nuclear Reactor Technology-Components & Accessories; *PRESSURE VESSELS- SEALS; *SEALS- DESIGN; SPECIFICATIONS

Citation Formats

Bruns, H J, and Huelsermann, K H. Seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel or the like. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Bruns, H J, & Huelsermann, K H. Seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel or the like. United States.
Bruns, H J, and Huelsermann, K H. 1975. "Seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel or the like". United States.
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abstractNote = {A description is given of seals for sealing a pressure vessel such as a nuclear reactor vessel, steam boiler vessel, or any other vessel which is desirably sealed against pressure of the type including a housing and a housing closure that present opposed vertical sealing surfaces which define the sides of a channel. The seals of the present invention comprise at least one sealing member disposed in the channel, having at least one stop face, a base portion and two shank portions extending from the base portion to form a groove-like recess. The shank portions are provided with sealing surfaces arranged to mate with the opposed vertical pressure vessel sealing surfaces. A shank-spreading wedge element also disposed in the channel has at least one stop face and is engaged in the groove-like recess with the sealing member and wedge element stop face adjacent to each other. (Official Gazette)},
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