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Title: Method for passive cooling liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors, and system thereof

Abstract

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown. The passive cooling system comprises a plurality of partitions surrounding the reactor vessel in spaced apart relation forming intermediate areas for circulating heat transferring fluid which remove and carry away heat from the reactor vessel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Gatos, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
867952
Patent Number(s):
US 5043135
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-85NE37937
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; passive; cooling; liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactors; reactor; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; shutdown; comprises; plurality; partitions; surrounding; vessel; spaced; apart; relation; forming; intermediate; circulating; transferring; fluid; remove; carry; circulating heat; fuel decay; partitions surrounding; cooling liquid; nuclear reactors; passive cooling; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; heat transfer; spaced apart; metal cooled; reactor shutdown; residual heat; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; removing residual; relation forming; heat transferring; transferring fluid; apart relation; forming intermediate; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Busboom, Herbert J. Method for passive cooling liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors, and system thereof. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Busboom, Herbert J. Method for passive cooling liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors, and system thereof. United States.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Busboom, Herbert J. Tue . "Method for passive cooling liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors, and system thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867952.
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abstractNote = {A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown. The passive cooling system comprises a plurality of partitions surrounding the reactor vessel in spaced apart relation forming intermediate areas for circulating heat transferring fluid which remove and carry away heat from the reactor vessel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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