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Title: Fuel transfer system

Abstract

A nuclear fuel bundle fuel transfer system includes a transfer pool containing water at a level above a reactor core. A fuel transfer machine therein includes a carriage disposed in the transfer pool and under the water for transporting fuel bundles. The carriage is selectively movable through the water in the transfer pool and individual fuel bundles are carried vertically in the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, a first movable bridge is disposed over an upper pool containing the reactor core, and a second movable bridge is disposed over a fuel storage pool, with the transfer pool being disposed therebetween. A fuel bundle may be moved by the first bridge from the reactor core and loaded into the carriage which transports the fuel bundle to the second bridge which picks up the fuel bundle and carries it to the fuel storage pool. 6 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co
OSTI Identifier:
5203499
Patent Number(s):
US 5291532; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-834947
Assignee:
General Electric Co., San Jose, CA () OAK; EDB-94-062836
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 14 Feb 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; FUEL POOLS; TRANSPORT; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Townsend, H.E., and Barbanti, G. Fuel transfer system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Townsend, H.E., & Barbanti, G. Fuel transfer system. United States.
Townsend, H.E., and Barbanti, G. Tue . "Fuel transfer system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear fuel bundle fuel transfer system includes a transfer pool containing water at a level above a reactor core. A fuel transfer machine therein includes a carriage disposed in the transfer pool and under the water for transporting fuel bundles. The carriage is selectively movable through the water in the transfer pool and individual fuel bundles are carried vertically in the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, a first movable bridge is disposed over an upper pool containing the reactor core, and a second movable bridge is disposed over a fuel storage pool, with the transfer pool being disposed therebetween. A fuel bundle may be moved by the first bridge from the reactor core and loaded into the carriage which transports the fuel bundle to the second bridge which picks up the fuel bundle and carries it to the fuel storage pool. 6 figures.},
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