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Title: DISCHARGE VALVE FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL

Abstract

A gravity-red dispenser or valve is designed for discharging the fueled spherical elements used in a pebble bed reactor. The dispenser consists of an axially movable tube terminating under a hood having side walls with openings. When the tube is moved so that its top edge is above the tops of the side openings the elements will not flow. As the tube is moved downwardly, the elements flow into the hood through the side openings and over the top edge into the tube at an increasing rate as the tube is lowered further. The tube is spaced at all times from the hood and side walls a distance greater than the diameter of the largest element to prevent damaging of the elements when the dispenser is closed to flow. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4789980
Patent Number(s):
US 3034689
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-017280
NSA Number:
NSA-16-017280
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CLOSURES; CONFIGURATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; MOTION; PATENT; PBR; PEBBLE BED; PELLETS; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; SPHERES; STORAGE; TUBES; VALVES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Stoughton, L.D., and Robinson, S.T.. DISCHARGE VALVE FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Stoughton, L.D., & Robinson, S.T.. DISCHARGE VALVE FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL. United States.
Stoughton, L.D., and Robinson, S.T.. Tue . "DISCHARGE VALVE FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL". United States.
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title = {DISCHARGE VALVE FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL},
author = {Stoughton, L.D. and Robinson, S.T.},
abstractNote = {A gravity-red dispenser or valve is designed for discharging the fueled spherical elements used in a pebble bed reactor. The dispenser consists of an axially movable tube terminating under a hood having side walls with openings. When the tube is moved so that its top edge is above the tops of the side openings the elements will not flow. As the tube is moved downwardly, the elements flow into the hood through the side openings and over the top edge into the tube at an increasing rate as the tube is lowered further. The tube is spaced at all times from the hood and side walls a distance greater than the diameter of the largest element to prevent damaging of the elements when the dispenser is closed to flow. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 1962},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 1962}
}