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Title: CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Abstract

An improved apparatus for the melting and casting of uranium is described. A vacuum chamber is positioned over the casting mold and connected thereto, and a rod to pierce the oxide skin of the molten uranium is fitted into the bottom of the melting chamber. The entire apparatus is surrounded by a jacket, and operations are conducted under a vacuum. The improvement in this apparatus lies in the fact that the top of the melting chamber is fitted with a plunger which allows squeezing of the oxide skin to force out any molten uranium remaining after the skin has been broken and the molten charge has been cast.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282337
Patent Number(s):
2854713
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008346
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008346
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CASTING; INSTRUMENTS; JACKETS; LAYERS; MELTING; OPERATION; OXIDES; PLANNING; RODS; URANIUM; URANIUM OXIDES; VACUUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Gray, C.F., and Thompson, R.H. CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Gray, C.F., & Thompson, R.H. CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS. United States.
Gray, C.F., and Thompson, R.H. Wed . "CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS". United States.
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title = {CASTING METHOD AND APPARATUS},
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abstractNote = {An improved apparatus for the melting and casting of uranium is described. A vacuum chamber is positioned over the casting mold and connected thereto, and a rod to pierce the oxide skin of the molten uranium is fitted into the bottom of the melting chamber. The entire apparatus is surrounded by a jacket, and operations are conducted under a vacuum. The improvement in this apparatus lies in the fact that the top of the melting chamber is fitted with a plunger which allows squeezing of the oxide skin to force out any molten uranium remaining after the skin has been broken and the molten charge has been cast.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
}