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Title: Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger

Abstract

A heat exchanger is described in which water-carrying tubes are heated by liquid sodium and in which the results of accidental contact between the water and the sodium caused by failure of one or more of the water tubes is minimized. An energy absorbing chamber contains a compressible gas and is connected to the body of flowing sodium by a channel so that, in the event of a sodium-water reaction, products of the reaction will partially fill the energy absorbing chamber to attenuate the rise in pressure within the heat exchanger.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4091780
Patent Number(s):
3924675
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F22 - STEAM GENERATION F22B - METHODS OF STEAM GENERATION
NSA Number:
NSA-33-028058
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1973 May 01; Other Information: F28f9/00. 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; *HEAT EXCHANGERS; *LMFBR TYPE REACTORS- HEAT EXCHANGERS; DESIGN; ENERGY ABSORPTION; KINETIC ENERGY; SAFETY; STEAM GENERATORS

Citation Formats

Essebaggers, J. Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Essebaggers, J. Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger. United States.
Essebaggers, J. Mon . "Energy absorber for sodium-heated heat exchanger". United States.
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abstractNote = {A heat exchanger is described in which water-carrying tubes are heated by liquid sodium and in which the results of accidental contact between the water and the sodium caused by failure of one or more of the water tubes is minimized. An energy absorbing chamber contains a compressible gas and is connected to the body of flowing sodium by a channel so that, in the event of a sodium-water reaction, products of the reaction will partially fill the energy absorbing chamber to attenuate the rise in pressure within the heat exchanger.},
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