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Title: Method of removing bulk sodium from metallic surfaces

Abstract

A process of removing sodium from an article, particularly one made of stainless steel, by treating it with a mixture of water vapor and a gas which is inert to sodium is described. By selecting combinations of temperature and water vapor-to-gas ratio, the reaction temperature is controlled to prevent damage to the articles.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4055931
Patent Number(s):
3918961
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-33-028060
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Dec 12; Other Information: C22B27/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N77500* -Reactors-Power Reactors, Breeding; 210500* -Nuclear Power Plants-Power Reactors, Breeding; *REACTOR COMPONENTS- CLEANING; *SODIUM COOLED REACTORS- REACTOR COMPONENTS; SODIUM; STAINLESS STEELS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; WATER VAPOR

Citation Formats

Maffei, H P, and Borisch, R R. Method of removing bulk sodium from metallic surfaces. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Maffei, H P, & Borisch, R R. Method of removing bulk sodium from metallic surfaces. United States.
Maffei, H P, and Borisch, R R. Tue . "Method of removing bulk sodium from metallic surfaces". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process of removing sodium from an article, particularly one made of stainless steel, by treating it with a mixture of water vapor and a gas which is inert to sodium is described. By selecting combinations of temperature and water vapor-to-gas ratio, the reaction temperature is controlled to prevent damage to the articles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {11}
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