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Title: Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod

Abstract

A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5040877
Application Number:
ON: DE82020846
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-07-059556; EDB-82-155709
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76SF71031
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; SCRAM RODS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; CONTROL ELEMENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

McCarthy, W.H., and Atcheson, D.B. Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
McCarthy, W.H., & Atcheson, D.B. Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod. United States.
McCarthy, W.H., and Atcheson, D.B. Wed . "Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod". United States.
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title = {Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod},
author = {McCarthy, W.H. and Atcheson, D.B.},
abstractNote = {A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {12}
}