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Title: VENTED FUEL ELEMENT FOR GAS-COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTORS

Abstract

A hollow, porous-walled fuel element filled with fissionable fuel and provided with an outlet port through its wall is described. In operation in a gas-cooled reactor, the element is connected, through its outlet port, to the vacuum side of a pump that causes a portion of the coolant gas flowing over the exterior surface of the element to be drawn through the porous walls thereof and out through the outlet port. This continuous purging gas flow sweeps away gaseous fission products as they are released by the fissioning fuel. (AEC) A fuel element for a nuclear reactor incorporating a body of metal of melting point lower than the temperature of operation of the reactor and a nuclear fuel in finely divided form dispersed in the body of metal as a settled slurry is presented. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4148736
Patent Number(s):
3114693
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-004779
NSA Number:
NSA-18-004779
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CANNING; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; DECONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLANT; GAS FLOW; GASES; HEAT TRANSFER; JOINTS; PIPES; PLANNING; POROSITY; POWER PLANTS; PUMPS; SEALS; SURFACES; TUBES; VACUUM

Citation Formats

Furgerson, W.T. VENTED FUEL ELEMENT FOR GAS-COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Furgerson, W.T. VENTED FUEL ELEMENT FOR GAS-COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States.
Furgerson, W.T. Tue . "VENTED FUEL ELEMENT FOR GAS-COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTORS". United States.
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title = {VENTED FUEL ELEMENT FOR GAS-COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTORS},
author = {Furgerson, W.T.},
abstractNote = {A hollow, porous-walled fuel element filled with fissionable fuel and provided with an outlet port through its wall is described. In operation in a gas-cooled reactor, the element is connected, through its outlet port, to the vacuum side of a pump that causes a portion of the coolant gas flowing over the exterior surface of the element to be drawn through the porous walls thereof and out through the outlet port. This continuous purging gas flow sweeps away gaseous fission products as they are released by the fissioning fuel. (AEC) A fuel element for a nuclear reactor incorporating a body of metal of melting point lower than the temperature of operation of the reactor and a nuclear fuel in finely divided form dispersed in the body of metal as a settled slurry is presented. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {12}
}