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Title: METHOD OF HOT ROLLING URANIUM METAL

Abstract

A method is given for quickly and efficiently hot rolling uranium metal in the upper part of the alpha phase temperature region to obtain sound bars and sheets possessing a good surface finish. The uranium metal billet is heated to a temperature in the range of 1000 deg F to 1220 deg F by immersion iii a molten lead bath. The heated billet is then passed through the rolls. The temperature is restored to the desired range between successive passes through the rolls, and the rolls are turned down approximately 0.050 inch between successive passes.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4238989
Patent Number(s):
US 2877149
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-015433
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; ALLOTROPY; HEATING; HOT WORKING; LEAD; LIQUID METALS; RODS; ROLLING; SHEETS; SURFACES; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Kaufmann, A.R. METHOD OF HOT ROLLING URANIUM METAL. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kaufmann, A.R. METHOD OF HOT ROLLING URANIUM METAL. United States.
Kaufmann, A.R. 1959. "METHOD OF HOT ROLLING URANIUM METAL". United States. doi:.
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