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Title: REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER

Abstract

This patent shows a method for detecting leaks in jacketed fuel elements. The element is placed in a sealed tank within a nuclear reactor, and, while the reactor operates, the element is sparged with gas. The gas is then led outside the reactor and monitored for radioactive Xe or Kr. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4715958
Patent Number(s):
3073767
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-010037
NSA Number:
NSA-17-010037
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONTAINERS; DETECTION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GASES; JACKETS; KRYPTON; LEAKS; MONITORING; OPERATION; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTORS; SEALS; TESTING; VESSELS; XENON

Citation Formats

Whitham, G.K., and Smith, R.R. REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Whitham, G.K., & Smith, R.R. REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER. United States.
Whitham, G.K., and Smith, R.R. Tue . "REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER". United States.
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title = {REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER},
author = {Whitham, G.K. and Smith, R.R.},
abstractNote = {This patent shows a method for detecting leaks in jacketed fuel elements. The element is placed in a sealed tank within a nuclear reactor, and, while the reactor operates, the element is sparged with gas. The gas is then led outside the reactor and monitored for radioactive Xe or Kr. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {1}
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