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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION

Abstract

A method is given for operating a nuclear reactor having a negative coefficient of reactivity to compensate for the change in reactor reactivity due to the burn-up of the xenon peak following start-up of the reactor. When it is desired to start up the reactor within less than 72 hours after shutdown, the temperature of the reactor is lowered prior to start-up, and then gradually raised after start-up.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4136916
Patent Number(s):
2928779
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-14-016430
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BURNUP; OPERATION; PATENT; PLANNING; POISONING; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; STARTUP; TEMPERATURE; VARIATIONS; XENON

Citation Formats

West, J M, and Weills, J T. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
West, J M, & Weills, J T. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION. United States.
West, J M, and Weills, J T. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is given for operating a nuclear reactor having a negative coefficient of reactivity to compensate for the change in reactor reactivity due to the burn-up of the xenon peak following start-up of the reactor. When it is desired to start up the reactor within less than 72 hours after shutdown, the temperature of the reactor is lowered prior to start-up, and then gradually raised after start-up.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {3}
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