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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD AND SPACER CONSTRUCTION

Abstract

Reactors of the heterogeneous, graphite moderated, fluid cooled type and shielding and spacing plugs for the coolant channels thereof are reported. In this design, the coolant passages extend horizontally through the moderator structure, accommodating the fuel elements in abutting end-to-end relationship, and have access openings through the outer shield at one face of the reactor to facilitate loading of the fuel elements. In the outer ends of the channels which extend through the shields are provided spacers and shielding plugs designed to offer minimal reslstance to coolant fluid flow while preventing emanation of harmful radiation through the access openings when closed between loadings.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282120
Patent Number(s):
2861034
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008407
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008407
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; COOLANTS; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; PLANNING; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATIONS; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; SHIELDING; SPACERS

Citation Formats

Wigner, E.P., and Ohlinger, L.A. NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD AND SPACER CONSTRUCTION. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Wigner, E.P., & Ohlinger, L.A. NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD AND SPACER CONSTRUCTION. United States.
Wigner, E.P., and Ohlinger, L.A. Tue . "NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD AND SPACER CONSTRUCTION". United States.
@article{osti_4282120,
title = {NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD AND SPACER CONSTRUCTION},
author = {Wigner, E.P. and Ohlinger, L.A.},
abstractNote = {Reactors of the heterogeneous, graphite moderated, fluid cooled type and shielding and spacing plugs for the coolant channels thereof are reported. In this design, the coolant passages extend horizontally through the moderator structure, accommodating the fuel elements in abutting end-to-end relationship, and have access openings through the outer shield at one face of the reactor to facilitate loading of the fuel elements. In the outer ends of the channels which extend through the shields are provided spacers and shielding plugs designed to offer minimal reslstance to coolant fluid flow while preventing emanation of harmful radiation through the access openings when closed between loadings.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}