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Title: REACTOR COOLANT TUBE SEAL

Abstract

A plle-flattenlng control element and a fluid seal therefore to permit movement of the element into a liquld contnining region of a neutronlc reactor are described. The device consists of flattened, thin-walled aluminum tubing contalnlng a uniform mixture of thermal neutron absorbing material, and a number of soft rubber closures for the process tubes, having silts capable of passing the flattened elements therethrough, but effectively sealing the process tubes against fluld leaknge by compression of the rubber. The flattened tubing is sufficiently flexible to enable it to conform to the configuratlon of the annular spacing surrounding the fuel elements ln the process tubes.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282086
Patent Number(s):
2863817
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008426
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008426
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; ALUMINUM; CLOSURES; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL ELEMENTS; COOLANTS; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; LEAKS; LIQUIDS; MIXING; MOTION; NEUTRONS; PIPES; PRESSURE; REACTORS; RUBBER; SEALS; SLITS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; TORUS; TUBES; ZONES

Citation Formats

Morris, W.J. REACTOR COOLANT TUBE SEAL. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Morris, W.J. REACTOR COOLANT TUBE SEAL. United States.
Morris, W.J. Mon . "REACTOR COOLANT TUBE SEAL". United States.
@article{osti_4282086,
title = {REACTOR COOLANT TUBE SEAL},
author = {Morris, W.J.},
abstractNote = {A plle-flattenlng control element and a fluid seal therefore to permit movement of the element into a liquld contnining region of a neutronlc reactor are described. The device consists of flattened, thin-walled aluminum tubing contalnlng a uniform mixture of thermal neutron absorbing material, and a number of soft rubber closures for the process tubes, having silts capable of passing the flattened elements therethrough, but effectively sealing the process tubes against fluld leaknge by compression of the rubber. The flattened tubing is sufficiently flexible to enable it to conform to the configuratlon of the annular spacing surrounding the fuel elements ln the process tubes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
}