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Title: Heat transfer system

Abstract

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, Wash. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
864299
Patent Number(s):
US 4343763
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1-)2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; transfer; nuclear; reactor; accomplished; sealed; vapor; chamber; substantially; evacuated; prior; medium; liquid; design; operating; temperatures; transfers; tubes; interposed; primary; loop; spaced; connected; steam; line; power; generation; purposes; two-phase; liquid-vapor-liquid; process; pipes; condensible; gases; removed; vertical; extension; communication; interior; phase liquid; transfers heat; heat pipe; nuclear reactor; heat transfer; operating temperature; power generation; operating temperatures; transfer medium; heat pipes; two-phase liquid; steam line; tubes connected; liquid process; tubes connect; primary loop; /376/122/165/

Citation Formats

McGuire, Joseph C. Heat transfer system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
McGuire, Joseph C. Heat transfer system. United States.
McGuire, Joseph C. Fri . "Heat transfer system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864299.
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abstractNote = {A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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