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Title: Heat dissipating nuclear reactor

Abstract

Disclosed is a nuclear reactor containment adapted to retain and cool core debris in the unlikely event of a core meltdown and subsequent breach in the reactor vessel. The reactor vessel is seated in a cavity which has a thick metal sidewall that is integral with a thick metal basemat at the bottom of the cavity. The basemat extends beyond the perimeter of the cavity sidewall. Underneath the basemat is a porous bed with water pipes and steam pipes running into it. Water is introduced into the bed and converted into steam which is vented to the atmosphere. A plurality of metal pilings in the form of H-beams extend from the metal base plate downwardly and outwardly into the earth.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Sunnyvale, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6613170
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6613170; Legacy ID: DE87007276
Application Number:
ON: DE87007276
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; EDB-87-087405
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-78SF71032
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CONTAINMENT; DESIGN; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; CORE CATCHERS; CORIUM; MELTDOWN; REACTOR SAFETY; SODIUM COOLED REACTORS; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, A., and Lazarus, J.D.. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Hunsbedt, A., & Lazarus, J.D.. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor. United States.
Hunsbedt, A., and Lazarus, J.D.. Thu . "Heat dissipating nuclear reactor". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed is a nuclear reactor containment adapted to retain and cool core debris in the unlikely event of a core meltdown and subsequent breach in the reactor vessel. The reactor vessel is seated in a cavity which has a thick metal sidewall that is integral with a thick metal basemat at the bottom of the cavity. The basemat extends beyond the perimeter of the cavity sidewall. Underneath the basemat is a porous bed with water pipes and steam pipes running into it. Water is introduced into the bed and converted into steam which is vented to the atmosphere. A plurality of metal pilings in the form of H-beams extend from the metal base plate downwardly and outwardly into the earth.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 21 00:00:00 EST 1985},
month = {Thu Nov 21 00:00:00 EST 1985}
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