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Title: HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM

Abstract

Reactors of the boiling water type are described wherein water serves both as the moderator and coolant. The reactor system consists essentially of a horizontal pressure vessel divided into two compartments by a weir, a thermal neutronic reactor core having vertical coolant passages and designed to use water as a moderator-coolant posltioned in one compartment, means for removing live steam from the other compartment and means for conveying feed-water and water from the steam compartment to the reactor compartment. The system further includes auxiliary apparatus to utilize the steam for driving a turbine and returning the condensate to the feed-water inlet of the reactor. The entire system is designed so that the reactor is self-regulating and has self-limiting power and self-limiting pressure features.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4296274
Patent Number(s):
2861033
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008406
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008406
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BARRIERS; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANT LOOPS; LIQUEFYING; MOTION; POWER; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; STEAM; THERMAL NEUTRONS; TURBINES; VESSELS; WATER; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Treshow, M. HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Treshow, M. HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM. United States.
Treshow, M. Tue . "HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM". United States.
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title = {HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM},
author = {Treshow, M.},
abstractNote = {Reactors of the boiling water type are described wherein water serves both as the moderator and coolant. The reactor system consists essentially of a horizontal pressure vessel divided into two compartments by a weir, a thermal neutronic reactor core having vertical coolant passages and designed to use water as a moderator-coolant posltioned in one compartment, means for removing live steam from the other compartment and means for conveying feed-water and water from the steam compartment to the reactor compartment. The system further includes auxiliary apparatus to utilize the steam for driving a turbine and returning the condensate to the feed-water inlet of the reactor. The entire system is designed so that the reactor is self-regulating and has self-limiting power and self-limiting pressure features.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
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