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Title: Containment seal

Abstract

A containment seal seals a cable or tube to an opening accessing a containment vessel. The containment seal includes a lower body that attaches over the opening into the containment vessel. The cable or tube is inserted through a hole that extends axially through an upper body of the containment seal. Compression fittings are attached to the top and bottom ends of the upper body sealing the cable inside of the upper body. The cable sealed inside of the upper body in inserted through the lower body and into the opening accessing the containment vessel and a lower portion of the upper body is seated into the opening formed in the lower body. A retaining device compresses the upper body down against the lower body forming a seal between the upper body and lower body.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771484
Patent Number(s):
10796808
Application Number:
15/810,976
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Corvallis, OR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/13/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Noel, Derek. Containment seal. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Noel, Derek. Containment seal. United States.
Noel, Derek. Tue . "Containment seal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771484.
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