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Title: Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system

Abstract

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (Saratoga, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
868680
Patent Number(s):
US 5190720
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-89SF17445
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactor; plant; passive; cooling; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; shutdown; produced; mishap; enhanced; sealing; means; excluding; external; air; contact; coolant; leaking; vessel; accident; silo; structure; resists; attack; added; unique; heat produced; fuel decay; cooling means; sealing means; passive cooling; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; metal cooled; reactor shutdown; residual heat; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; reactor plant; metal coolant; removing residual; /376/

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Boardman, Charles E. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Boardman, Charles E. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system. United States.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Boardman, Charles E. Fri . "Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868680.
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abstractNote = {A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1993},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1993}
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