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Title: Combination pipe-rupture mitigator and in-vessel core catcher. [LMFBR]

Abstract

A device is described which mitigates against the effects of a failed coolant loop in a nuclear reactor by restricting the outflow of coolant from the reactor through the failed loop and by retaining any particulated debris from a molten core which may result from coolant loss or other cause. The device reduces the reverse pressure drop through the failed loop by limiting the access of coolant in the reactor to the inlet of the failed loop. The device also spreads any particulated core debris over a large area to promote cooling.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6392028
Patent Number(s):
A 6-356569
Application Number:
ON: DE83006860
Assignee:
ERA-08-020445; EDB-83-057515
DOE Contract Number:  
AC15-76CL02395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CORE CATCHERS; FLOW REGULATORS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; LOSS OF COOLANT; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; EQUIPMENT; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; 210500* - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Tilbrook, R.W., and Markowski, F.J. Combination pipe-rupture mitigator and in-vessel core catcher. [LMFBR]. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Tilbrook, R.W., & Markowski, F.J. Combination pipe-rupture mitigator and in-vessel core catcher. [LMFBR]. United States.
Tilbrook, R.W., and Markowski, F.J. Tue . "Combination pipe-rupture mitigator and in-vessel core catcher. [LMFBR]". United States.
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title = {Combination pipe-rupture mitigator and in-vessel core catcher. [LMFBR]},
author = {Tilbrook, R.W. and Markowski, F.J.},
abstractNote = {A device is described which mitigates against the effects of a failed coolant loop in a nuclear reactor by restricting the outflow of coolant from the reactor through the failed loop and by retaining any particulated debris from a molten core which may result from coolant loss or other cause. The device reduces the reverse pressure drop through the failed loop by limiting the access of coolant in the reactor to the inlet of the failed loop. The device also spreads any particulated core debris over a large area to promote cooling.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {3}
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