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Title: Liquid-metal-cooled reactor

Abstract

A perforated depressor plate extending across the bottom of the instrument tree of a fast breeder reactor cooperates with a circular cylindrical metal bellows forming a part of the upper adapter of each core assembly and bearing on the bottom of the depressor plate to restrict flow of coolant between core assemblies, thereby reducing significantly the pressure differential between the coolant inside the core assemblies and the coolant outside of the core assemblies. Openings in the depressor plate are slightly smaller than the top of the upper adapter so the depressor plate will serve as a backup mechanical holddown for the core. In addition, coolant mixing devices and locating devices are provided attached to the depressor plate.

Inventors:
OSTI Identifier:
5225849
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-032223; EDB-80-095195
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FLOW REGULATORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL CHANNELS; REACTOR CORES; BREEDER REACTORS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; EQUIPMENT; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR CHANNELS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; 210500* - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Hutter, E. Liquid-metal-cooled reactor. United States: N. p., Web.
Hutter, E. Liquid-metal-cooled reactor. United States.
Hutter, E. . "Liquid-metal-cooled reactor". United States.
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