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Title: Neural net controlled tag gas sampling system for nuclear reactors

Abstract

A method and system are disclosed for providing a tag gas identifier to a nuclear fuel rod and analyze escaped tag gas to identify a particular failed nuclear fuel rod. The method and system include disposing a unique tag gas composition into a plenum of a nuclear fuel rod, monitoring gamma ray activity, analyzing gamma ray signals to assess whether a nuclear fuel rod has failed and is emitting tag gas, activating a tag gas sampling and analysis system upon sensing tag gas emission from a failed nuclear rod and evaluating the escaped tag gas to identify the particular failed nuclear fuel rod. 12 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
441873
Patent Number(s):
5,602,886
Application Number:
PAN: 8-541,866
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Feb 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; FAILED ELEMENT MONITORS; REACTOR MONITORING SYSTEMS; GAMMA RADIATION; DESIGN; MEASURING METHODS; NEURAL NETWORKS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Gross, K C, Laug, M T, Lambert, J B, and Herzog, J P. Neural net controlled tag gas sampling system for nuclear reactors. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Gross, K C, Laug, M T, Lambert, J B, & Herzog, J P. Neural net controlled tag gas sampling system for nuclear reactors. United States.
Gross, K C, Laug, M T, Lambert, J B, and Herzog, J P. Tue . "Neural net controlled tag gas sampling system for nuclear reactors". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and system are disclosed for providing a tag gas identifier to a nuclear fuel rod and analyze escaped tag gas to identify a particular failed nuclear fuel rod. The method and system include disposing a unique tag gas composition into a plenum of a nuclear fuel rod, monitoring gamma ray activity, analyzing gamma ray signals to assess whether a nuclear fuel rod has failed and is emitting tag gas, activating a tag gas sampling and analysis system upon sensing tag gas emission from a failed nuclear rod and evaluating the escaped tag gas to identify the particular failed nuclear fuel rod. 12 figs.},
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