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Title: Method and apparatus for enhancing reactor air-cooling system performance

An enhanced decay heat removal system is disclosed for removing heat from the inert gas-filled gap space between the reactor vessel and the containment vessel of a liquid metal-cooled nuclear reactor. Multiple cooling ducts in flow communication with the inert gas-filled gap space are incorporated to provide multiple flow paths for the inert gas to circulate to heat exchangers which remove heat from the inert gas, thereby introducing natural convection flows in the inert gas. The inert gas in turn absorbs heat directly from the reactor vessel by natural convection heat transfer. 6 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
203888
Assignee:
General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (United States) OAK; SCA: 210500; PA: EDB-96:058773; SN: 96001559461
Patent Number(s):
US 5,499,277/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-293,868; TRN: 96:009477
Contract Number:
AC03-89SF17445
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Mar 1996
Research Org:
General Electric Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; RHR SYSTEMS; DESIGN; AIR FLOW; NATURAL CONVECTION

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