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Title: Evacuate and backfill apparatus and method

Abstract

An apparatus and method as described for treatment of hollow articles by evacuating existing gas or gases therefrom and purging or backfilling the articles with a second gas such as helium. The apparatus includes a sealed enclosure having an article storage drum mounted therein. A multiplicity of such articles are fed singly into the enclosure and loaded into radial slots formed in the drum. The enclosure is successively evacuated and purged with helium to replace the existing gas in the articles with helium. The purged articles are then discharged singly from the drum and transported out of the enclosure.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6020666
Application Number:
ON: TI85006018
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-053667
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FUEL PINS; FABRICATION; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL PELLETS; INERT ATMOSPHERE; PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE; URANIUM DIOXIDE; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; BREEDER REACTORS; CHALCOGENIDES; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PELLETS; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; TRANSURANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM OXIDES; 210500* - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Oakley, D.J., and Groves, O.J. Evacuate and backfill apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Oakley, D.J., & Groves, O.J. Evacuate and backfill apparatus and method. United States.
Oakley, D.J., and Groves, O.J. Wed . "Evacuate and backfill apparatus and method". United States.
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title = {Evacuate and backfill apparatus and method},
author = {Oakley, D.J. and Groves, O.J.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method as described for treatment of hollow articles by evacuating existing gas or gases therefrom and purging or backfilling the articles with a second gas such as helium. The apparatus includes a sealed enclosure having an article storage drum mounted therein. A multiplicity of such articles are fed singly into the enclosure and loaded into radial slots formed in the drum. The enclosure is successively evacuated and purged with helium to replace the existing gas in the articles with helium. The purged articles are then discharged singly from the drum and transported out of the enclosure.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {6}
}