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Title: Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus

Abstract

Disclosed is a discharge assembly for allowing elongate pins to be discharged from an area of relatively low pressure to an area of relatively greater pressure. The discharge assembly includes a duck valve having a lip piece made of flexible material. The flexible lip piece responds to a fluctuating pressure created downstream by an aspirator. The aspirator reduces the downstream pressure sensed by the duck valve when the discharge assembly is in the open position. This allows elongate pins to be moved through the duck valve with no backflow because the aspirator pressure is less than the pressure in the low pressure area from which the pins originate. Closure of the assembly causes the aspirator static pressure to force the flexible duck valve lip piece into a tightly sealed position also preventing backflow. The discharge assembly can be easily controlled using a single control valve which blocks the flow of aspirator gas and closes the pins passageway extending through the assembly.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5913905
Application Number:
ON: TI85005758
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-018358; EDB-85-057955
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL FABRICATION PLANTS; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; FUEL PINS; CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES; FABRICATION; ATMOSPHERES; EQUIPMENT; FUEL ELEMENTS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Oakley, D.J. Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Oakley, D.J. Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus. United States.
Oakley, D.J. Wed . "Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus". United States.
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title = {Differential pressure pin discharge apparatus},
author = {Oakley, D.J.},
abstractNote = {Disclosed is a discharge assembly for allowing elongate pins to be discharged from an area of relatively low pressure to an area of relatively greater pressure. The discharge assembly includes a duck valve having a lip piece made of flexible material. The flexible lip piece responds to a fluctuating pressure created downstream by an aspirator. The aspirator reduces the downstream pressure sensed by the duck valve when the discharge assembly is in the open position. This allows elongate pins to be moved through the duck valve with no backflow because the aspirator pressure is less than the pressure in the low pressure area from which the pins originate. Closure of the assembly causes the aspirator static pressure to force the flexible duck valve lip piece into a tightly sealed position also preventing backflow. The discharge assembly can be easily controlled using a single control valve which blocks the flow of aspirator gas and closes the pins passageway extending through the assembly.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
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