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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPENENT CLADDING MATERIAL

Abstract

Fuel elements and coolant tubes used in nuclear reactors of the heterogeneous, water-cooled type are described, wherein the coolant tubes extend through the moderator and are adapted to contain the fuel elements. The invention comprises forming the coolant tubes and the fuel element cladding material from an alloy of aluminum and nickel, or an alloy of aluminum, nickel, alloys are selected to prevent intergranular corrosion of these components by water at temperatures up to 35O deg C.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4236359
Patent Number(s):
2871176
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
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-13-015814
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; ALLOYS- ALUMINUM ALLOYS- COOLANT LOOPS- CORROSION PROTECTION- FUEL CANS- FUEL ELEMENTS- IRON ALLOYS- JOINTS- MECHANICAL STRUCTURES- MODERATORS- NICKEL ALLOYS- PIPES- PLANNING- POWER PLANTS- REACTORS- TEMPERATURE- WATER- WATER COOLANT- ZONES; ALLOYS- ALUMINUM ALLOYS- COOLANT LOOPS- CORROSION PROTECTION- FUEL CANS- FUEL ELEMENTS- JOINTS- MECHANICAL STRUCTURES- MODERATORS- NICKEL ALLOYS- PIPES- PLANNING- POWER PLANTS- REACTORS- TEMPERATURE- WATER- WATER COOLANT- ZONES

Citation Formats

Draley, J E, and Ruther, W E. NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPENENT CLADDING MATERIAL. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Draley, J E, & Ruther, W E. NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPENENT CLADDING MATERIAL. United States.
Draley, J E, and Ruther, W E. Tue . "NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPENENT CLADDING MATERIAL". United States.
@article{osti_4236359,
title = {NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPENENT CLADDING MATERIAL},
author = {Draley, J E and Ruther, W E},
abstractNote = {Fuel elements and coolant tubes used in nuclear reactors of the heterogeneous, water-cooled type are described, wherein the coolant tubes extend through the moderator and are adapted to contain the fuel elements. The invention comprises forming the coolant tubes and the fuel element cladding material from an alloy of aluminum and nickel, or an alloy of aluminum, nickel, alloys are selected to prevent intergranular corrosion of these components by water at temperatures up to 35O deg C.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}