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Title: REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM

Abstract

A reactor control system including a continuous tape passing through a first coolant passageway, over idler rollers, back through another parallel passageway, and over motor-driven rollers is described. Discrete portions of fuel or poison are carried on two opposed active sections of the tape. Driving the tape in forward or reverse directions causes both active sections to be simultaneously inserted or withdrawn uniformly, tending to maintain a more uniform flux within the reactor. The system is particularly useful in mobile reactors, where reduced inertial resistance to control rod movement is important.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4169015
Patent Number(s):
2936277
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-14-022582
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANT LOOPS; DISTRIBUTION; FUELS; MOTION; NEUTRON FLUX; PATENT; POISONING; REACTORS; USES

Citation Formats

MacNeill, J H, and Estabrook, J Y. REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
MacNeill, J H, & Estabrook, J Y. REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM. United States.
MacNeill, J H, and Estabrook, J Y. Tue . "REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A reactor control system including a continuous tape passing through a first coolant passageway, over idler rollers, back through another parallel passageway, and over motor-driven rollers is described. Discrete portions of fuel or poison are carried on two opposed active sections of the tape. Driving the tape in forward or reverse directions causes both active sections to be simultaneously inserted or withdrawn uniformly, tending to maintain a more uniform flux within the reactor. The system is particularly useful in mobile reactors, where reduced inertial resistance to control rod movement is important.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {5}
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