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Title: Dual-phase reactor plant with partitioned isolation condenser

Abstract

A nuclear energy plant housing a boiling-water reactor utilizes an isolation condenser in which a single chamber is partitioned into a distributor plenum and a collector plenum. Steam accumulates in the distributor plenum and is conveyed to the collector plenum through an annular manifold that includes tubes extending through a condenser pool. The tubes provide for a transfer of heat from the steam, forming a condensate. The chamber has a disk-shaped base, a cylindrical sidewall, and a semispherical top. This geometry results in a compact design that exhibits significant performance and cost advantages over prior designs.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Cupertino, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
868460
Patent Number(s):
US 5145639
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-90SF18494
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dual-phase; reactor; plant; partitioned; isolation; condenser; nuclear; energy; housing; boiling-water; utilizes; single; chamber; distributor; plenum; collector; steam; accumulates; conveyed; annular; manifold; tubes; extending; pool; provide; transfer; heat; forming; condensate; disk-shaped; base; cylindrical; sidewall; semispherical; top; geometry; results; compact; design; exhibits; significant; performance; cost; advantages; prior; designs; isolation condenser; single chamber; tubes extend; tubes extending; water reactor; reactor plant; boiling-water reactor; compact design; nuclear energy; tubes provide; condenser pool; /376/165/

Citation Formats

Hui, Marvin M. Dual-phase reactor plant with partitioned isolation condenser. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hui, Marvin M. Dual-phase reactor plant with partitioned isolation condenser. United States.
Hui, Marvin M. Wed . "Dual-phase reactor plant with partitioned isolation condenser". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868460.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear energy plant housing a boiling-water reactor utilizes an isolation condenser in which a single chamber is partitioned into a distributor plenum and a collector plenum. Steam accumulates in the distributor plenum and is conveyed to the collector plenum through an annular manifold that includes tubes extending through a condenser pool. The tubes provide for a transfer of heat from the steam, forming a condensate. The chamber has a disk-shaped base, a cylindrical sidewall, and a semispherical top. This geometry results in a compact design that exhibits significant performance and cost advantages over prior designs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
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