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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS

Abstract

A device is described for handling fuel elements being discharged from a nuclear reactor. The device is adapted to be disposed beneath a reactor within the storage canal for spent fuel elements. The device is comprised essentially of a cylinder pivotally mounted to a base for rotational motion between a vertical position. where the mouth of the cylinder is in the top portion of the container for receiving a fuel element discharged from a reactor into the cylinder, and a horizontal position where the mouth of the cylinder is remote from the top portion of the container and the fuel element is discharged from the cylinder into the storage canal. The device is operated by hydraulic pressure means and is provided with a means to prevent contaminated primary liquid coolant in the reactor system from entering the storage canal with the spent fuel element.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4248818
Patent Number(s):
2875345
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015744
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONTAMINATION; COOLANTS; CYLINDERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HYDRAULICS; LIQUIDS; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; PLANNING; PRESSURE; REMOTE HANDLING; ROTATION; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Nicoll, D. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Nicoll, D. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS. United States.
Nicoll, D. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS". United States.
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title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RADIOACTIVE PRODUCTS},
author = {Nicoll, D},
abstractNote = {A device is described for handling fuel elements being discharged from a nuclear reactor. The device is adapted to be disposed beneath a reactor within the storage canal for spent fuel elements. The device is comprised essentially of a cylinder pivotally mounted to a base for rotational motion between a vertical position. where the mouth of the cylinder is in the top portion of the container for receiving a fuel element discharged from a reactor into the cylinder, and a horizontal position where the mouth of the cylinder is remote from the top portion of the container and the fuel element is discharged from the cylinder into the storage canal. The device is operated by hydraulic pressure means and is provided with a means to prevent contaminated primary liquid coolant in the reactor system from entering the storage canal with the spent fuel element.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}