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Title: DETECTION OF COATING FAILURES IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR

Abstract

This patent relates to water-cooled reactor systems and discloses a means to detect leaks in the jackets of jacketed fuel elements comprising a neutron detector located in the cooling water discharge pipe,the pipe being provided with an enlarged portion for housing the detector so that the latter is completely surrounded by the water in its passage through the pipe, said enlarged portion and detector being shielded from the reactor for the purpose of detecting only those delayed neutrons emitted in the cooling water and due to the latter picking up fission fragments from the defective fuel elements.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4343398
Patent Number(s):
2823179
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 G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010267
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; COATING; DEFECTS; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; JACKETS; LEAK DETECTORS; LEAKS; NEUTRON DETECTION; NEUTRONS; PATENT; PIPES; REACTORS; SHIELDING; WATER COOLANT

Citation Formats

Snell, A H, and Allison, S K. DETECTION OF COATING FAILURES IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Snell, A H, & Allison, S K. DETECTION OF COATING FAILURES IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR. United States.
Snell, A H, and Allison, S K. Tue . "DETECTION OF COATING FAILURES IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR". United States.
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title = {DETECTION OF COATING FAILURES IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR},
author = {Snell, A H and Allison, S K},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to water-cooled reactor systems and discloses a means to detect leaks in the jackets of jacketed fuel elements comprising a neutron detector located in the cooling water discharge pipe,the pipe being provided with an enlarged portion for housing the detector so that the latter is completely surrounded by the water in its passage through the pipe, said enlarged portion and detector being shielded from the reactor for the purpose of detecting only those delayed neutrons emitted in the cooling water and due to the latter picking up fission fragments from the defective fuel elements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {2}
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