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Title: MEANS FOR SHIELDING REACTORS

Abstract

A reactor of the heterageneous, heavy water moderated type is described. The reactor is comprised of a plurality of vertically disposed fuel element tubes extending through a tank of heavy water moderator and adapted to accommodate a flow of coolant water in contact with the fuel elements. A tank containing outgoing coolant water is disposed above the core to function is a radiation shield. Unsaturated liquid hydrocarbon is floated on top of the water in the shield tank to reduce to a minimum the possibility of the occurrence of explosive gaseous mixtures resulting from the neutron bombardment of the water in the shield tank.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4243175
Patent Number(s):
2877171
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015748
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONFIGURATION; DECOMPOSITION; EXPLOSIVES; FUEL ELEMENTS; GASES; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; HYDROCARBONS; LIQUIDS; MIXING; RADIATION CHEMISTRY; RADIOLYSIS; REACTOR CORE; SHIELDING; STORAGE; VESSELS; WATER COOLANT

Citation Formats

Garrison, W M, McClinton, L T, and Burton, M. MEANS FOR SHIELDING REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Garrison, W M, McClinton, L T, & Burton, M. MEANS FOR SHIELDING REACTORS. United States.
Garrison, W M, McClinton, L T, and Burton, M. Tue . "MEANS FOR SHIELDING REACTORS". United States.
@article{osti_4243175,
title = {MEANS FOR SHIELDING REACTORS},
author = {Garrison, W M and McClinton, L T and Burton, M},
abstractNote = {A reactor of the heterageneous, heavy water moderated type is described. The reactor is comprised of a plurality of vertically disposed fuel element tubes extending through a tank of heavy water moderator and adapted to accommodate a flow of coolant water in contact with the fuel elements. A tank containing outgoing coolant water is disposed above the core to function is a radiation shield. Unsaturated liquid hydrocarbon is floated on top of the water in the shield tank to reduce to a minimum the possibility of the occurrence of explosive gaseous mixtures resulting from the neutron bombardment of the water in the shield tank.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {3}
}