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Title: Expert system for surveillance and diagnosis of breach fuel elements

Abstract

An apparatus and method are disclosed for surveillance and diagnosis of breached fuel elements in a nuclear reactor. A delayed neutron monitoring system provides output signals indicating the delayed neutron activity and age and the equivalent recoil area of a breached fuel element. Sensors are used to provide outputs indicating the status of each component of the delayed neutron monitoring system. Detectors also generate output signals indicating the reactor power level and the primary coolant flow rate of the reactor. The outputs from the detectors and sensors are interfaced with an artificial intelligence-based knowledge system which implements predetermined logic and generates output signals indicating the operability of the reactor. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6343840
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7146559
Application Number:
ON: DE89010886
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; EDB-89-069822
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; REACTOR MONITORING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; EXPERT SYSTEMS; FLOW RATE; FLOWSHEETS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDRAULICS; INVENTIONS; NEUTRON MONITORS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; COOLING SYSTEMS; DIAGRAMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; FLUID MECHANICS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MECHANICS; MONITORS; RADIATION MONITORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; 220300* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Gross, K.C. Expert system for surveillance and diagnosis of breach fuel elements. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Gross, K.C. Expert system for surveillance and diagnosis of breach fuel elements. United States.
Gross, K.C. Thu . "Expert system for surveillance and diagnosis of breach fuel elements". United States.
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