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Title: Improved encapsulated fuel unit and method of forming same

Abstract

This invention teaches an encapsulated fuel unit for a nuclear reactor, such as for an enriched uranium fuel plate of thin cross section of the order of 1/64 or 1/8 of an inch and otherwise of rectangular shape 1 to 2 inches wide and 2 to 4 inches long. The case is formed from (a) two similar channel-shaped half sections extended lengthwise of the elongated plate and having side edges butted and welded together to define an open ended tube-like structure and from (b) porous end caps welded across the open ends of the tube-like structure. The half sections are preferably of stainless steel between 0.002 and 0.01 of an inch thick, and are beam welded together over and within machined and hardened tool steel chill blocks. The porous end caps preferably are of T-316-L stainless steel having pores of approximately 3 to 10 microns size.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5714747
Application Number:
ON: DE83018099
Assignee:
ERA-08-053934; EDB-83-176333
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL CANS; FABRICATION; FUEL PLATES; WELDED JOINTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; JOINTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Groh, E.F., Cassidy, D.A., and Lewandowski, E. Improved encapsulated fuel unit and method of forming same. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Groh, E.F., Cassidy, D.A., & Lewandowski, E. Improved encapsulated fuel unit and method of forming same. United States.
Groh, E.F., Cassidy, D.A., and Lewandowski, E. Tue . "Improved encapsulated fuel unit and method of forming same". United States.
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title = {Improved encapsulated fuel unit and method of forming same},
author = {Groh, E.F. and Cassidy, D.A. and Lewandowski, E.},
abstractNote = {This invention teaches an encapsulated fuel unit for a nuclear reactor, such as for an enriched uranium fuel plate of thin cross section of the order of 1/64 or 1/8 of an inch and otherwise of rectangular shape 1 to 2 inches wide and 2 to 4 inches long. The case is formed from (a) two similar channel-shaped half sections extended lengthwise of the elongated plate and having side edges butted and welded together to define an open ended tube-like structure and from (b) porous end caps welded across the open ends of the tube-like structure. The half sections are preferably of stainless steel between 0.002 and 0.01 of an inch thick, and are beam welded together over and within machined and hardened tool steel chill blocks. The porous end caps preferably are of T-316-L stainless steel having pores of approximately 3 to 10 microns size.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
}