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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT HANDLING PLANT

Abstract

Details are given of a reactor servicing machine which facilitates the removal of a fuel element from its operational position by passing it down a disposal tubes in which a head of liquid is maintained in order to limit the velocity of descent. The lower end of the disposal tube is submerged in a liquid held in a pressurized chamber, and its position is adjustable to facilitate loading the discharged fuel element into a trucks by means of which it is withdrawn from the pressurized chamber through a pipe fitted with a gate valve to a general storage reservoir for disposal by normal transport.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd.
OSTI Identifier:
4242485
NSA Number:
NSA-13-014916
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Eng.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 4; Other Information: British Patent 802,285. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONTAINERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; LIQUIDS; MOTION; PIPES; REACTOR FUELING; REMOTE HANDLING; STORAGE; TRANSPORT; TUBES; VALVES; VELOCITY; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Wootton, W R. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT HANDLING PLANT. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1959. Web.
Wootton, W R. NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT HANDLING PLANT. Country unknown/Code not available.
Wootton, W R. Fri . "NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT HANDLING PLANT". Country unknown/Code not available.
@article{osti_4242485,
title = {NUCLEAR REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT HANDLING PLANT},
author = {Wootton, W R},
abstractNote = {Details are given of a reactor servicing machine which facilitates the removal of a fuel element from its operational position by passing it down a disposal tubes in which a head of liquid is maintained in order to limit the velocity of descent. The lower end of the disposal tube is submerged in a liquid held in a pressurized chamber, and its position is adjustable to facilitate loading the discharged fuel element into a trucks by means of which it is withdrawn from the pressurized chamber through a pipe fitted with a gate valve to a general storage reservoir for disposal by normal transport.},
doi = {},
journal = {Nuclear Eng.},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 4,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1959},
month = {5}
}