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Title: In-core instrumentation

Abstract

An in-core instrumentation system for a reactor module includes a plurality of in-core instruments connected to a containment vessel and a reactor pressure vessel at least partially located within the containment vessel. A reactor core is housed within a lower head that is removably attached to the reactor pressure vessel, and lower ends of the in-core instruments are located within the reactor core. The in-core instruments are configured such that the lower ends are concurrently removed from the reactor core as a result of removing the lower head from the reactor pressure vessel.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Portland, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600361
Patent Number(s):
10497482
Application Number:
15/004,128
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Portland, OR)
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:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/22/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Keller, Michael, and Snuggerud, Ross T. In-core instrumentation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Keller, Michael, & Snuggerud, Ross T. In-core instrumentation. United States.
Keller, Michael, and Snuggerud, Ross T. Tue . "In-core instrumentation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600361.
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abstractNote = {An in-core instrumentation system for a reactor module includes a plurality of in-core instruments connected to a containment vessel and a reactor pressure vessel at least partially located within the containment vessel. A reactor core is housed within a lower head that is removably attached to the reactor pressure vessel, and lower ends of the in-core instruments are located within the reactor core. The in-core instruments are configured such that the lower ends are concurrently removed from the reactor core as a result of removing the lower head from the reactor pressure vessel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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