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Title: LOADING DEVICE

Abstract

A device is presented for loading or charging bodies of fissionable material into a reactor. This device consists of a car, mounted on tracks, into which the fissionable materials may be placed at a remote area, transported to the reactor, and inserted without danger to the operating personnel. The car has mounted on it a heavily shielded magazine for holding a number of the radioactive bodies. The magazine is of a U-shaped configuration and is inclined to the horizontal plane, with a cap covering the elevated open end, and a remotely operated plunger at the lower, closed end. After the fissionable bodies are loaded in the magazine and transported to the reactor, the plunger inserts the body at the lower end of the magazine into the reactor, then is withdrawn, thereby allowing gravity to roll the remaining bodies into position for successive loading in a similar manner.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4296452
Patent Number(s):
2855114
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008349
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008349
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CLOSURES; CONFIGURATION; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FUELS; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; PERSONNEL; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; REMOTE HANDLING; SAFETY; SHIELDING; TRANSPORT; URANIUM; VESSELS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Ohlinger, L.A. LOADING DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Ohlinger, L.A. LOADING DEVICE. United States.
Ohlinger, L.A. Wed . "LOADING DEVICE". United States.
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abstractNote = {A device is presented for loading or charging bodies of fissionable material into a reactor. This device consists of a car, mounted on tracks, into which the fissionable materials may be placed at a remote area, transported to the reactor, and inserted without danger to the operating personnel. The car has mounted on it a heavily shielded magazine for holding a number of the radioactive bodies. The magazine is of a U-shaped configuration and is inclined to the horizontal plane, with a cap covering the elevated open end, and a remotely operated plunger at the lower, closed end. After the fissionable bodies are loaded in the magazine and transported to the reactor, the plunger inserts the body at the lower end of the magazine into the reactor, then is withdrawn, thereby allowing gravity to roll the remaining bodies into position for successive loading in a similar manner.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
}