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Title: TUBE SPLITTING APPARATUS

Abstract

A tool is described for cutting a coolant tube adapted to contain fuel elements to enable the tube to be removed from a graphite moderator mass. The tool splits the tube longitudinally into halves and curls the longitudinal edges of the halves inwardly so that they occupy less space and can be moved radially inwardly away from the walls of the hole in the graphite for easy removal from the graphite.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4037526
Patent Number(s):
2983042
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23D - PLANING
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-017048
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; COOLANTS; CUTTING TOOLS; EFFICIENCY; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE; MODERATORS; TOOLS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Frantz, C E, and Cawley, W E. TUBE SPLITTING APPARATUS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Frantz, C E, & Cawley, W E. TUBE SPLITTING APPARATUS. United States.
Frantz, C E, and Cawley, W E. Mon . "TUBE SPLITTING APPARATUS". United States.
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title = {TUBE SPLITTING APPARATUS},
author = {Frantz, C E and Cawley, W E},
abstractNote = {A tool is described for cutting a coolant tube adapted to contain fuel elements to enable the tube to be removed from a graphite moderator mass. The tool splits the tube longitudinally into halves and curls the longitudinal edges of the halves inwardly so that they occupy less space and can be moved radially inwardly away from the walls of the hole in the graphite for easy removal from the graphite.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
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