skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

Fuel handling apparatus for transporting fuel elements into and out of a nuclear reactor and transporting them within the reactor vessel extends through a penetration in the side of the reactor vessel. A lateral transport device carries the fuel elements laterally within the vessel and through the opening in the side of the vessel, and a reversible lifting device raises and lowers the fuel elements. In the preferred embodiment, the lifting device is supported by a pair of pivot arms.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Solana Beach, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
866161
Patent Number(s):
US 4647423
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
AT03-76SF70046
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; handling; apparatus; nuclear; reactor; transporting; elements; vessel; extends; penetration; lateral; transport; device; carries; laterally; reversible; lifting; raises; lowers; preferred; embodiment; supported; pair; pivot; arms; fuel handling; fuel elements; fuel element; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; preferred embodiment; reactor fuel; transport device; pivot arms; handling apparatus; transporting fuel; /376/414/901/976/

Citation Formats

Hawke, Basil C. Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Hawke, Basil C. Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Hawke, Basil C. Thu . "Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866161.
@article{osti_866161,
title = {Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor},
author = {Hawke, Basil C.},
abstractNote = {Fuel handling apparatus for transporting fuel elements into and out of a nuclear reactor and transporting them within the reactor vessel extends through a penetration in the side of the reactor vessel. A lateral transport device carries the fuel elements laterally within the vessel and through the opening in the side of the vessel, and a reversible lifting device raises and lowers the fuel elements. In the preferred embodiment, the lifting device is supported by a pair of pivot arms.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: