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Title: OVERALL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HIGH FLUX PILE

Abstract

A control system is given for a high fiux reactor incorporating an anti- scram control feature whereby a neutron absorbing control rod acts as a fine adjustment while a neutron absorbing shim rod, actuated upon a command received from reactor period and level signals, has substantially greater effect on the neutron level and is moved prior to scram conditions to alter the reactor activity before a scram condition is created. Thus the probability that a scram will have to be initiated is substantially decreased.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4019501
Patent Number(s):
2985574
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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
NSA Number:
NSA-15-017818
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRONS; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN

Citation Formats

Newson, H W, Durham, N C, Wigner, E P, Princeton, N J, and Epler, E P. OVERALL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HIGH FLUX PILE. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Newson, H W, Durham, N C, Wigner, E P, Princeton, N J, & Epler, E P. OVERALL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HIGH FLUX PILE. United States.
Newson, H W, Durham, N C, Wigner, E P, Princeton, N J, and Epler, E P. Tue . "OVERALL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HIGH FLUX PILE". United States.
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abstractNote = {A control system is given for a high fiux reactor incorporating an anti- scram control feature whereby a neutron absorbing control rod acts as a fine adjustment while a neutron absorbing shim rod, actuated upon a command received from reactor period and level signals, has substantially greater effect on the neutron level and is moved prior to scram conditions to alter the reactor activity before a scram condition is created. Thus the probability that a scram will have to be initiated is substantially decreased.},
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year = {1961},
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