skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE

Abstract

A device is described that is specifically designed to cast uraniumn fuel rods in a vacuunn, in order to obtain flawless, nonoxidized castings which subsequently require a maximum of machining or wastage of the expensive processed material. A chamber surrounded with heating elements is connected to the molds, and the entire apparatus is housed in an airtight container. A charge of uranium is placed in the chamber, heated, then is allowed to flow into the molds While being rotated. Water circulating through passages in the molds chills the casting to form a fine grained fuel rod in nearly finished form.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4310744
Patent Number(s):
US 2829408
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014426
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014426
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AIR; CASTING; CENTRIFUGATION; CONFIGURATION; DEFECTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEATING; MACHINING; OXIDATION; PATENT; RODS; URANIUM; VACUUM; VESSELS; WATER

Citation Formats

Shuck, A.B. CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Shuck, A.B. CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE. United States.
Shuck, A.B. Tue . "CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE". United States.
@article{osti_4310744,
title = {CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE},
author = {Shuck, A.B.},
abstractNote = {A device is described that is specifically designed to cast uraniumn fuel rods in a vacuunn, in order to obtain flawless, nonoxidized castings which subsequently require a maximum of machining or wastage of the expensive processed material. A chamber surrounded with heating elements is connected to the molds, and the entire apparatus is housed in an airtight container. A charge of uranium is placed in the chamber, heated, then is allowed to flow into the molds While being rotated. Water circulating through passages in the molds chills the casting to form a fine grained fuel rod in nearly finished form.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {4}
}