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Title: DIRECT-CYCLE, BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A direct-cycle boiling-water nuclear reactor is described that employs a closed vessel and a plurality of fuel assemblies, each comprising an outer tube closed at its lower end, an inner tube, fuel rods in the space between the tubes and within the inner tube. A body of water lying within the pressure vessel and outside the fuel assemblies is converted to saturated steam, which enters each fuel assembly at the top and is converted to superheated steam in the fuel assembly while it is passing therethrough first downward through the space between the inner and outer tubes of the fuel assembly and then upward through the inner tube. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4807323
Patent Number(s):
US 3049487
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-026581
NSA Number:
NSA-16-026581
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BOILING; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; PATENT; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTORS; RODS; STEAM; SUPERHEATING; TUBES; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Harrer, J.M., Fromm, L.W. Jr., and Kolba, V.M. DIRECT-CYCLE, BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Harrer, J.M., Fromm, L.W. Jr., & Kolba, V.M. DIRECT-CYCLE, BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Harrer, J.M., Fromm, L.W. Jr., and Kolba, V.M. Tue . "DIRECT-CYCLE, BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
@article{osti_4807323,
title = {DIRECT-CYCLE, BOILING-WATER NUCLEAR REACTOR},
author = {Harrer, J.M. and Fromm, L.W. Jr. and Kolba, V.M.},
abstractNote = {A direct-cycle boiling-water nuclear reactor is described that employs a closed vessel and a plurality of fuel assemblies, each comprising an outer tube closed at its lower end, an inner tube, fuel rods in the space between the tubes and within the inner tube. A body of water lying within the pressure vessel and outside the fuel assemblies is converted to saturated steam, which enters each fuel assembly at the top and is converted to superheated steam in the fuel assembly while it is passing therethrough first downward through the space between the inner and outer tubes of the fuel assembly and then upward through the inner tube. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {8}
}