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Title: THERMAL NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

Nuclear reactors of the graphite moderated air cooled type in which canned slugs or rods of fissile material are employed are discussed. Such a reactor may be provided with a means for detecting dust particles in the exhausted air. The means employed are lengths of dust absorbent cord suspended in vertical holes in the shielding structure above each vertical coolant flow channel to hang in the path of the cooling air issuing from the channels, and associated spindles and drive motors for hauling the cords past detectors, such as Geiger counters, for inspecting the cords periodically. This design also enables detecting the individual channel in which a fault condition may have occurred.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4312359
Patent Number(s):
2807580
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004631
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; AIR; COOLANTS; COUNTERS; DUSTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; GEIGER-MUELLER COUNTERS; GRAPHITE MODERATOR; MOTORS; PARTICLES; PATENT; RADIATIONS; REACTORS; RODS; SHIELDING

Citation Formats

Fenning, F W, and Jackson, R F. THERMAL NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Fenning, F W, & Jackson, R F. THERMAL NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Fenning, F W, and Jackson, R F. Tue . "THERMAL NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States.
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abstractNote = {Nuclear reactors of the graphite moderated air cooled type in which canned slugs or rods of fissile material are employed are discussed. Such a reactor may be provided with a means for detecting dust particles in the exhausted air. The means employed are lengths of dust absorbent cord suspended in vertical holes in the shielding structure above each vertical coolant flow channel to hang in the path of the cooling air issuing from the channels, and associated spindles and drive motors for hauling the cords past detectors, such as Geiger counters, for inspecting the cords periodically. This design also enables detecting the individual channel in which a fault condition may have occurred.},
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year = {1957},
month = {9}
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