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Title: Passive cooling safety system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors

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. The passive cooling system includes a closed primary fluid circuit through the partitions surrounding the reactor vessel and a partially adjoining secondary open fluid circuit for carrying transferred heat out into the atmosphere.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (Saratoga, CA)
  3. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
867953
Patent Number(s):
US 5043136
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-88SF17467
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
passive; cooling; safety; 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; closed; primary; circuit; partially; adjoining; secondary; carrying; transferred; atmosphere; primary fluid; circulating heat; fuel decay; partitions surrounding; 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; fluid circuit; relation forming; heat transferring; transferring fluid; apart relation; forming intermediate; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, Anstein, Boardman, Charles E., Hui, Marvin M., and Berglund, Robert C.. Passive cooling safety system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, Boardman, Charles E., Hui, Marvin M., & Berglund, Robert C.. Passive cooling safety system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors. United States.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, Boardman, Charles E., Hui, Marvin M., and Berglund, Robert C.. Tue . "Passive cooling safety system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867953.
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author = {Hunsbedt, Anstein and Boardman, Charles E. and Hui, Marvin M. and Berglund, Robert C.},
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. The passive cooling system includes a closed primary fluid circuit through the partitions surrounding the reactor vessel and a partially adjoining secondary open fluid circuit for carrying transferred heat out into the atmosphere.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}

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