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Title: Neutron shielding panels for reactor pressure vessels

Abstract

In a nuclear reactor neutron panels varying in thickness in the circumferential direction are disposed at spaced circumferential locations around the reactor core so that the greatest radial thickness is at the point of highest fluence with lesser thicknesses at adjacent locations where the fluence level is lower. The neutron panels are disposed between the core barrel and the interior of the reactor vessel to maintain radiation exposure to the vessel within acceptable limits.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Murrysville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Nustart Energy Development
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1032715
Patent Number(s):
8064564
Application Number:
12/275,525
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-05ID14636
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Singleton, Norman R. Neutron shielding panels for reactor pressure vessels. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Singleton, Norman R. Neutron shielding panels for reactor pressure vessels. United States.
Singleton, Norman R. Tue . "Neutron shielding panels for reactor pressure vessels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032715.
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