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Title: Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly

Abstract

A locking connection for releasably attaching a handling socket to the duct tube of a fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor. The connection comprises a load pad housing mechanically attached to the duct tube and a handling socket threadably secured within the housing. A retaining ring is interposed between the housing and the handling socket and is formed with a projection and depression engagable within a cavity and groove of the housing and handling socket, respectively, to form a detachable interlocked connection assembly.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6861865
Application Number:
ON: DE84011304
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-025980; EDB-84-082397
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; DESIGN; DUCTS; FUEL ASSEMBLY DISMANTLING; JOINTS 220300* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Fuel Elements

Citation Formats

Christiansen, D.W., and Karnesky, R.A. Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Christiansen, D.W., & Karnesky, R.A. Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. United States.
Christiansen, D.W., and Karnesky, R.A. Mon . "Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly". United States.
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title = {Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly},
author = {Christiansen, D.W. and Karnesky, R.A.},
abstractNote = {A locking connection for releasably attaching a handling socket to the duct tube of a fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor. The connection comprises a load pad housing mechanically attached to the duct tube and a handling socket threadably secured within the housing. A retaining ring is interposed between the housing and the handling socket and is formed with a projection and depression engagable within a cavity and groove of the housing and handling socket, respectively, to form a detachable interlocked connection assembly.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {8}
}