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Title: Bus bar electrical feedthrough for electrorefiner system

Abstract

A bus bar electrical feedthrough for an electrorefiner system may include a retaining plate, electrical isolator, and/or contact block. The retaining plate may include a central opening. The electrical isolator may include a top portion, a base portion, and a slot extending through the top and base portions. The top portion of the electrical isolator may be configured to extend through the central opening of the retaining plate. The contact block may include an upper section, a lower section, and a ridge separating the upper and lower sections. The upper section of the contact block may be configured to extend through the slot of the electrical isolator and the central opening of the retaining plate. Accordingly, relatively high electrical currents may be transferred into a glovebox or hot-cell facility at a relatively low cost and higher amperage capacity without sacrificing atmosphere integrity.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109354
Patent Number(s):
8,598,473
Application Number:
13/335,139
Assignee:
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Williamson, Mark, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Willit, James L, Barnes, Laurel A, and Blaskovitz, Robert J. Bus bar electrical feedthrough for electrorefiner system. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Williamson, Mark, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Willit, James L, Barnes, Laurel A, & Blaskovitz, Robert J. Bus bar electrical feedthrough for electrorefiner system. United States.
Williamson, Mark, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Willit, James L, Barnes, Laurel A, and Blaskovitz, Robert J. Tue . "Bus bar electrical feedthrough for electrorefiner system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109354.
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title = {Bus bar electrical feedthrough for electrorefiner system},
author = {Williamson, Mark and Wiedmeyer, Stanley G and Willit, James L and Barnes, Laurel A and Blaskovitz, Robert J},
abstractNote = {A bus bar electrical feedthrough for an electrorefiner system may include a retaining plate, electrical isolator, and/or contact block. The retaining plate may include a central opening. The electrical isolator may include a top portion, a base portion, and a slot extending through the top and base portions. The top portion of the electrical isolator may be configured to extend through the central opening of the retaining plate. The contact block may include an upper section, a lower section, and a ridge separating the upper and lower sections. The upper section of the contact block may be configured to extend through the slot of the electrical isolator and the central opening of the retaining plate. Accordingly, relatively high electrical currents may be transferred into a glovebox or hot-cell facility at a relatively low cost and higher amperage capacity without sacrificing atmosphere integrity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {12}
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