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Title: RADIOISOTOPE FUELED AUXILIARY POWER UNIT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 6, April 1958-July 1958

Abstract

A modular concept has evolved which permits testing of SNAP-1 as an attachable unit. Integrity testing of fuel elements in simulated pad aborts is reported. The adequacy of a full-scale boiler mockup in vaporizing mercury at the design point was tested; a new boiler coil designed to prevent slugging was tested. The sintering properties of CeO/sub 2/ were further investigated. Dynamic mercury corrosion testing of Croloy 5 Si and Croloy 5 Ti is reported. Static lead tests of CeO/sub 2/ pellets, brazed joints, and flame sprayed coatings continued. Testing of the power conversion system turbine, centrifugal pumps, controls, radial gap alternator, bearings, and steels is described. Design of a facility for testing the APU module is under way. A conceptual design of SNAP-3 was delineated. (N.W.R.)

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Martin Co., Baltimore Page(s): 125
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4667334
Report Number(s):
MND-P-3003
NSA Number:
NSA-17-031763
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-3)-217
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
SPACE APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY; BEARINGS; CERIUM 144; CERIUM OXIDES; CHROMIUM ALLOYS; COATING; CONTROL; CONVERSION; CROLOY; GENERATORS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; JOINTS; MATERIALS TESTING; MERCURY; MOCKUP; NICKEL ALLOYS; PLANNING; POWER; PUMPS; RADIOISOTOPES; SILICIDES; SINTERING; SNAP SYSTEMS; SPACE VEHICLES; SPUTTERING; STAINLESS STEELS; STEELS; TESTING; TITANIUM ALLOYS; TURBINES; VAPORS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

None. RADIOISOTOPE FUELED AUXILIARY POWER UNIT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 6, April 1958-July 1958. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4667334.
None. RADIOISOTOPE FUELED AUXILIARY POWER UNIT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 6, April 1958-July 1958. United States. doi:10.2172/4667334.
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@article{osti_4667334,
title = {RADIOISOTOPE FUELED AUXILIARY POWER UNIT. Quarterly Progress Report No. 6, April 1958-July 1958},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {A modular concept has evolved which permits testing of SNAP-1 as an attachable unit. Integrity testing of fuel elements in simulated pad aborts is reported. The adequacy of a full-scale boiler mockup in vaporizing mercury at the design point was tested; a new boiler coil designed to prevent slugging was tested. The sintering properties of CeO/sub 2/ were further investigated. Dynamic mercury corrosion testing of Croloy 5 Si and Croloy 5 Ti is reported. Static lead tests of CeO/sub 2/ pellets, brazed joints, and flame sprayed coatings continued. Testing of the power conversion system turbine, centrifugal pumps, controls, radial gap alternator, bearings, and steels is described. Design of a facility for testing the APU module is under way. A conceptual design of SNAP-3 was delineated. (N.W.R.)},
doi = {10.2172/4667334},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {10}
}