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Title: HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for January 1960

Abstract

Approximately one-quarter of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy jWater Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete at the end of January 1960. Safeguards analyses of the liquid-D/sub 2/O-cooled loop of the HWCTR showed that none of the accidents considered to date have serious potential. Exploratory tests of the a device for quenching the steam that would be generated in the boiling-D/sub 2/O- cooled loop of the HWCTR showed that a quencher could be designed to operat satisfactorily without excessive accompanying noise or vibration. Two Zircaloy-=cald tubes of crused, fused uranium oxide were cold swaged to a density of greater than 90% of theoretical. Several other cold-swagged oxide tubes clad with stainless steel were fabricated for irradiation specimens. Mechanical, hydraulic pressure, thermal-and pressure- cycling tests of tubular metallurgical joints between Zircaloy and stainless steel continued to show excellent properties. (For preceding period see DP-455.) (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Memours (E.I.) & Co. Atomic Energy Div., Wilmington, Del.
OSTI Identifier:
4143374
Report Number(s):
DP-465
NSA Number:
NSA-14-013470
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ACCIDENTS; BOILING; COOLANT LOOPS; DENSITY; FABRICATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAVY WATER COOLANT; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; HYDRAULICS; JOINTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; STAINLESS STEELS; STEAM; TESTING; URANIUM OXIDES; VIBRATIONS; ZIRCALOY

Citation Formats

Isakoff, L. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for January 1960. United States: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.2172/4143374.
Isakoff, L. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for January 1960. United States. doi:10.2172/4143374.
Isakoff, L. comp. Tue . "HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for January 1960". United States. doi:10.2172/4143374. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4143374.
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title = {HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for January 1960},
author = {Isakoff, L. comp.},
abstractNote = {Approximately one-quarter of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy jWater Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete at the end of January 1960. Safeguards analyses of the liquid-D/sub 2/O-cooled loop of the HWCTR showed that none of the accidents considered to date have serious potential. Exploratory tests of the a device for quenching the steam that would be generated in the boiling-D/sub 2/O- cooled loop of the HWCTR showed that a quencher could be designed to operat satisfactorily without excessive accompanying noise or vibration. Two Zircaloy-=cald tubes of crused, fused uranium oxide were cold swaged to a density of greater than 90% of theoretical. Several other cold-swagged oxide tubes clad with stainless steel were fabricated for irradiation specimens. Mechanical, hydraulic pressure, thermal-and pressure- cycling tests of tubular metallurgical joints between Zircaloy and stainless steel continued to show excellent properties. (For preceding period see DP-455.) (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4143374},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {3}
}

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