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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING FUEL ELEMENTS FOR LEAKAGE

Abstract

A process and a device for the continuous monitoring of fuel elements while in use in a liquid-metal-cooled, argonblanketed nuclear reactor are presented. A fraction of the argon gas is withdrawn, contacted with a negative electrical charge for attraction of any alkali metal formed from argon by neutron reaction, and recycled into the reactor. The electrical charge is introduced into water, and the water is examined for radioactive alkali metals. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4149082
Patent Number(s):
US 3116211
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-004736
NSA Number:
NSA-18-004736
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ALKALI METALS; ARGON; BLANKETS; CONFIGURATION; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; ELECTRIC CHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FAILURES; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS FLOW; GASES; LEAK DETECTORS; LEAKS; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; MEASURED VALUES; MONITORING; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PATENT; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTOR SAFETY; SAMPLING; SOLUTIONS; WATER

Citation Formats

Smith, R.R., Echo, M.W., and Doe, C.B. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING FUEL ELEMENTS FOR LEAKAGE. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Smith, R.R., Echo, M.W., & Doe, C.B. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING FUEL ELEMENTS FOR LEAKAGE. United States.
Smith, R.R., Echo, M.W., and Doe, C.B. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING FUEL ELEMENTS FOR LEAKAGE". United States. doi:.
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author = {Smith, R.R. and Echo, M.W. and Doe, C.B.},
abstractNote = {A process and a device for the continuous monitoring of fuel elements while in use in a liquid-metal-cooled, argonblanketed nuclear reactor are presented. A fraction of the argon gas is withdrawn, contacted with a negative electrical charge for attraction of any alkali metal formed from argon by neutron reaction, and recycled into the reactor. The electrical charge is introduced into water, and the water is examined for radioactive alkali metals. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1963},
month = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1963}
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