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Title: Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A pool type nuclear fission reactor has a core, with a plurality of core elements and a redan which confines coolant as a hot pool at a first end of the core separated from a cold pool at a second end of the core by the redan. A fuel handling system for use with such reactors comprises a core element storage basket located outside of the redan in the cold pool. An access passage is formed in the redan with a gate for opening and closing the passage to maintain the temperature differential between the hot pool and the cold pool. A mechanism is provided for opening and closing the gate. A lifting arm is also provided for manipulating the fuel core elements through the access passage between the storage basket and the core when the redan gate is open.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
US Department of Energy (USDOE), Washington DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176560
Patent Number(s):
H000177
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Saiveau, James G., Kann, William J., and Burelbach, James P. Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Saiveau, James G., Kann, William J., & Burelbach, James P. Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Saiveau, James G., Kann, William J., and Burelbach, James P. Tue . "Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176560.
@article{osti_1176560,
title = {Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor},
author = {Saiveau, James G. and Kann, William J. and Burelbach, James P.},
abstractNote = {A pool type nuclear fission reactor has a core, with a plurality of core elements and a redan which confines coolant as a hot pool at a first end of the core separated from a cold pool at a second end of the core by the redan. A fuel handling system for use with such reactors comprises a core element storage basket located outside of the redan in the cold pool. An access passage is formed in the redan with a gate for opening and closing the passage to maintain the temperature differential between the hot pool and the cold pool. A mechanism is provided for opening and closing the gate. A lifting arm is also provided for manipulating the fuel core elements through the access passage between the storage basket and the core when the redan gate is open.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {12}
}

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