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Title: Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies

Abstract

A welding fixture is described for locating a driver sleeve about the open end of a nuclear fuel pin cladding. The welding fixture includes a holder provided with an open cavity having shoulders for properly positioning the driver sleeve, the end cap, and a soft, high temperature resistant plastic protective sleeve that surrounds a portion of the end cap stem. Ejected contaminant particles spewed forth by closure of the cladding by pulsed magnetic welding techniques are captured within a contamination trap formed in the holder for ultimate removal and disposal of contaminating particles along with the holder.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5056540
Application Number:
ON: DE85006416
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL FABRICATION PLANTS; WELDING MACHINES; FUEL PINS; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; FUEL CANS; EQUIPMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements; 050700 - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties

Citation Formats

Oakley, D J, and Feld, S H. Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Oakley, D J, & Feld, S H. Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies. United States.
Oakley, D J, and Feld, S H. Wed . "Welding fixture for nuclear fuel pin cladding assemblies". United States.
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abstractNote = {A welding fixture is described for locating a driver sleeve about the open end of a nuclear fuel pin cladding. The welding fixture includes a holder provided with an open cavity having shoulders for properly positioning the driver sleeve, the end cap, and a soft, high temperature resistant plastic protective sleeve that surrounds a portion of the end cap stem. Ejected contaminant particles spewed forth by closure of the cladding by pulsed magnetic welding techniques are captured within a contamination trap formed in the holder for ultimate removal and disposal of contaminating particles along with the holder.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {2}
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