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Title: REACTOR CONTROL

Abstract

A control system employed with a high pressure gas cooled reactor in which a control rod is positioned for upward and downward movement into the neutron field from a position beneath the reactor is described. The control rod is positioned by a coupled piston cylinder releasably coupled to a power drive means and the pressurized coolant is directed against the lower side of the piston. The coolant pressure is offset by a higher fiuid pressure applied to the upper surface of the piston and means are provided for releasing the higher pressure on the upper side of the piston so that the pressure of the coolant drives the piston upwardly, forcing the coupled control rod into the ncutron field of the reactor. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4795388
Patent Number(s):
3031397
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-014271
NSA Number:
NSA-16-014271
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL ELEMENTS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CYLINDERS; GAS COOLANT; GAS FLOW; HYDRAULICS; LIQUIDS; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; MOTORS; PLANNING; PNEUMATICS; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR CORE; REMOTE CONTROL; RODS; SERVOMECHANISMS; STABILITY; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Fortescue, P., and Nicoll, D. REACTOR CONTROL. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Fortescue, P., & Nicoll, D. REACTOR CONTROL. United States.
Fortescue, P., and Nicoll, D. Tue . "REACTOR CONTROL". United States.
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title = {REACTOR CONTROL},
author = {Fortescue, P. and Nicoll, D.},
abstractNote = {A control system employed with a high pressure gas cooled reactor in which a control rod is positioned for upward and downward movement into the neutron field from a position beneath the reactor is described. The control rod is positioned by a coupled piston cylinder releasably coupled to a power drive means and the pressurized coolant is directed against the lower side of the piston. The coolant pressure is offset by a higher fiuid pressure applied to the upper surface of the piston and means are provided for releasing the higher pressure on the upper side of the piston so that the pressure of the coolant drives the piston upwardly, forcing the coupled control rod into the ncutron field of the reactor. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {4}
}