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Title: Cooling system for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A cooling system for a gas-cooled nuclear reactor is disclosed which includes at least one primary cooling loop adapted to pass coolant gas from the reactor core and an associated steam generator through a duct system having a main circulator therein, and at least one auxiliary cooling loop having communication with the reactor core and adapted to selectively pass coolant gas through an auxiliary heat exchanger and circulator. The main and auxiliary circulators are installed in a common vertical cavity in the reactor vessel, and a common return duct communicates with the reactor core and intersects the common cavity at a junction at which is located a flow diverter valve operative to effect coolant flow through either the primary or auxiliary cooling loops.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
864163
Patent Number(s):
US 4322268
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
AT03-76SF71023
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cooling; nuclear; reactor; gas-cooled; disclosed; primary; loop; adapted; pass; coolant; gas; core; associated; steam; generator; duct; main; circulator; therein; auxiliary; communication; selectively; heat; exchanger; circulators; installed; common; vertical; cavity; vessel; return; communicates; intersects; junction; located; flow; diverter; valve; operative; effect; loops; coolant gas; steam generator; reactor vessel; heat exchange; nuclear reactor; heat exchanger; reactor core; coolant flow; cooled nuclear; auxiliary cooling; auxiliary heat; vertical cavity; primary cooling; pass coolant; gas-cooled nuclear; flow diverter; pass cool; diverter valve; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Amtmann, Hans H. Cooling system for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Amtmann, Hans H. Cooling system for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Amtmann, Hans H. Fri . "Cooling system for a nuclear reactor". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864163.
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abstractNote = {A cooling system for a gas-cooled nuclear reactor is disclosed which includes at least one primary cooling loop adapted to pass coolant gas from the reactor core and an associated steam generator through a duct system having a main circulator therein, and at least one auxiliary cooling loop having communication with the reactor core and adapted to selectively pass coolant gas through an auxiliary heat exchanger and circulator. The main and auxiliary circulators are installed in a common vertical cavity in the reactor vessel, and a common return duct communicates with the reactor core and intersects the common cavity at a junction at which is located a flow diverter valve operative to effect coolant flow through either the primary or auxiliary cooling loops.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982}
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