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Title: Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies

Abstract

A welding fixture for locating a driver sleeve about the open end of a nuclear fuel pin cladding. The welding fixture includes a holder provided with an open cavity having shoulders for properly positioning the driver sleeve, the end cap, and a soft, high temperature resistant plastic protective sleeve that surrounds a portion of the end cap stem. Ejected contaminant particles spewed forth by closure of the cladding by pulsed magnetic welding techniques are captured within a contamination trap formed in the holder for ultimate removal and disposal of contaminating particles along with the holder.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. West Richland, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865961
Patent Number(s):
US 4607778
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
welding; fixture; nuclear; fuel; cladding; assemblies; locating; driver; sleeve; holder; provided; cavity; shoulders; properly; positioning; cap; soft; temperature; resistant; plastic; protective; surrounds; portion; ejected; contaminant; particles; spewed; forth; closure; pulsed; magnetic; techniques; captured; contamination; trap; formed; ultimate; removal; disposal; contaminating; pulsed magnetic; nuclear fuel; welding fixture; contaminant particles; contaminating particles; resistant plastic; pulsed magnet; /228/219/

Citation Formats

Oakley, David J, and Feld, Sam H. Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Oakley, David J, & Feld, Sam H. Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies. United States.
Oakley, David J, and Feld, Sam H. Wed . "Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865961.
@article{osti_865961,
title = {Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies},
author = {Oakley, David J and Feld, Sam H},
abstractNote = {A welding fixture for locating a driver sleeve about the open end of a nuclear fuel pin cladding. The welding fixture includes a holder provided with an open cavity having shoulders for properly positioning the driver sleeve, the end cap, and a soft, high temperature resistant plastic protective sleeve that surrounds a portion of the end cap stem. Ejected contaminant particles spewed forth by closure of the cladding by pulsed magnetic welding techniques are captured within a contamination trap formed in the holder for ultimate removal and disposal of contaminating particles along with the holder.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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