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Title: FUEL HANDLING MECHANISM

Abstract

A remotely operable handling device specifically adapted for the handling of vertically disposed fuel rods in a nuclear reactor was developed. The device consists essentially of an elongated tubular member having a gripping device at the lower end of the pivoted jaw type adapted to grip an enlarged head on the upper end of the workpiece. The device includes a sensing element which engages the enlarged head and is displaced to remotely indicate when the workpiece is in the proper position to be engaged by the jaws.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4155771
Patent Number(s):
2924483
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-015736
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015736
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; MACHINE PARTS; MOTION; PATENT; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; RODS; TUBES

Citation Formats

Koch, L.J., and Hutter, E. FUEL HANDLING MECHANISM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Koch, L.J., & Hutter, E. FUEL HANDLING MECHANISM. United States.
Koch, L.J., and Hutter, E. Mon . "FUEL HANDLING MECHANISM". United States.
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title = {FUEL HANDLING MECHANISM},
author = {Koch, L.J. and Hutter, E.},
abstractNote = {A remotely operable handling device specifically adapted for the handling of vertically disposed fuel rods in a nuclear reactor was developed. The device consists essentially of an elongated tubular member having a gripping device at the lower end of the pivoted jaw type adapted to grip an enlarged head on the upper end of the workpiece. The device includes a sensing element which engages the enlarged head and is displaced to remotely indicate when the workpiece is in the proper position to be engaged by the jaws.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {2}
}