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Title: SLUG HANDLING DEVICES

Abstract

A device is described for handling fuel elements of a neutronic reactor. The device consists of two concentric telescoped contalners that may fit about the fuel element. A number of ratchet members, equally spaced about the entrance to the containers, are pivoted on the inner container and spring biased to the outer container so thnt they are forced to hear against and hold the fuel element, the weight of which tends to force the ratchets tighter against the fuel element. The ratchets are released from their hold by raising the inner container relative to the outer memeber. This device reduces the radiation hazard to the personnel handling the fuel elements.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4261989
Patent Number(s):
2852301
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B66 - HOISTING B66C - CRANES
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004341
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MACHINE PARTS; MOTION; PERSONNEL; PLANNING; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; RODS; ROTATION; SPACERS; SPRINGS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Gentry, J R. SLUG HANDLING DEVICES. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Gentry, J R. SLUG HANDLING DEVICES. United States.
Gentry, J R. Tue . "SLUG HANDLING DEVICES". United States.
@article{osti_4261989,
title = {SLUG HANDLING DEVICES},
author = {Gentry, J R},
abstractNote = {A device is described for handling fuel elements of a neutronic reactor. The device consists of two concentric telescoped contalners that may fit about the fuel element. A number of ratchet members, equally spaced about the entrance to the containers, are pivoted on the inner container and spring biased to the outer container so thnt they are forced to hear against and hold the fuel element, the weight of which tends to force the ratchets tighter against the fuel element. The ratchets are released from their hold by raising the inner container relative to the outer memeber. This device reduces the radiation hazard to the personnel handling the fuel elements.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}