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Title: Combined cooling and purification system for nuclear reactor spent fuel pit, refueling cavity, and refueling water storage tank

Abstract

The spent fuel pit of a pressured water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant has sufficient coolant capacity that a safety rated cooling system is not required. A non-safety rated combined cooling and purification system with redundant branches selectively provides simultaneously cooling and purification for the spent fuel pit, the refueling cavity, and the refueling water storage tank, and transfers coolant from the refueling water storage tank to the refueling cavity without it passing through the reactor core. Skimmers on the suction piping of the combined cooling and purification system eliminate the need for separate skimmer circuits with dedicated pumps. 1 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5446941
Patent Number(s):
5271051
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18495
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Jun 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AUXILIARY WATER SYSTEMS; COOLING; WATER TREATMENT; COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; FUEL POOLS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; WATER TREATMENT PLANTS; REACTOR FUELING; AUXILIARY SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; STORAGE; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 210200* - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 050900 - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Corletti, M M, Lau, L K, and Schulz, T L. Combined cooling and purification system for nuclear reactor spent fuel pit, refueling cavity, and refueling water storage tank. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Corletti, M M, Lau, L K, & Schulz, T L. Combined cooling and purification system for nuclear reactor spent fuel pit, refueling cavity, and refueling water storage tank. United States.
Corletti, M M, Lau, L K, and Schulz, T L. Tue . "Combined cooling and purification system for nuclear reactor spent fuel pit, refueling cavity, and refueling water storage tank". United States.
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author = {Corletti, M M and Lau, L K and Schulz, T L},
abstractNote = {The spent fuel pit of a pressured water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant has sufficient coolant capacity that a safety rated cooling system is not required. A non-safety rated combined cooling and purification system with redundant branches selectively provides simultaneously cooling and purification for the spent fuel pit, the refueling cavity, and the refueling water storage tank, and transfers coolant from the refueling water storage tank to the refueling cavity without it passing through the reactor core. Skimmers on the suction piping of the combined cooling and purification system eliminate the need for separate skimmer circuits with dedicated pumps. 1 figures.},
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