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Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING END CLOSURE TO CONTAINER

Abstract

A semi-automatic apparatus is described for welding a closure to the open end of a can containing a nuclear fuel slug. An arc is struck at the center of the closure and is shifted to a region near its periphery. Then the assembly of closure, can, and fuel slug is rotated so that the peripheral region of the closure is preheated. Next the arc is shifted to the periphery itself of the closure, and the assembly is rotated so that the closure is welded to the can.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4206170
Patent Number(s):
2898444
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002716
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS; ELECTRIC ARCS; FUEL CANS; HEATING; MACHINE PARTS; RODS; ROTATION; SERVOMECHANISMS; VESSELS; WELDING

Citation Formats

Frantz, C E, and Correy, T B. APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING END CLOSURE TO CONTAINER. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Frantz, C E, & Correy, T B. APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING END CLOSURE TO CONTAINER. United States.
Frantz, C E, and Correy, T B. Sat . "APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING END CLOSURE TO CONTAINER". United States.
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title = {APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING END CLOSURE TO CONTAINER},
author = {Frantz, C E and Correy, T B},
abstractNote = {A semi-automatic apparatus is described for welding a closure to the open end of a can containing a nuclear fuel slug. An arc is struck at the center of the closure and is shifted to a region near its periphery. Then the assembly of closure, can, and fuel slug is rotated so that the peripheral region of the closure is preheated. Next the arc is shifted to the periphery itself of the closure, and the assembly is rotated so that the closure is welded to the can.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}