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Title: Large panel design for containment air baffle

Abstract

The movable air baffle shield means in accordance with the present invention provides an efficient method of cooling the space surrounding the containment vessel while also providing the capability of being moved away from the containment vessel during inspection. The containment apparatus comprises a generally cylindrical sealed containment vessel for containing at least a portion of a nuclear power generation plant, a disparate shield building surrounding and housing the containment vessel therein and spaced outwardly thereof so as to form an air annulus in the space between the shield building and the containment vessel, a shield baffle means positioned in the air annulus around at least a portion of the sides of the containment vessel providing a coolant path between the baffle means and the containment vessel to permit cooling of the containment vessel by air, the shield baffle means being movable to afford access to the containment vessel. 9 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp
OSTI Identifier:
7205931
Patent Number(s):
5169596 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-847501
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States) OAK; EDB-94-087968
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18495
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 6 Mar 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BAFFLES; DESIGN; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; AIR FLOW; ANNULAR SPACE; CONTAINMENT BUILDINGS; COOLING; BUILDINGS; CONFIGURATION; CONTAINMENT; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; SPACE; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 220200 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Orr, R.S. Large panel design for containment air baffle. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Orr, R.S. Large panel design for containment air baffle. United States.
Orr, R.S. Tue . "Large panel design for containment air baffle". United States.
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abstractNote = {The movable air baffle shield means in accordance with the present invention provides an efficient method of cooling the space surrounding the containment vessel while also providing the capability of being moved away from the containment vessel during inspection. The containment apparatus comprises a generally cylindrical sealed containment vessel for containing at least a portion of a nuclear power generation plant, a disparate shield building surrounding and housing the containment vessel therein and spaced outwardly thereof so as to form an air annulus in the space between the shield building and the containment vessel, a shield baffle means positioned in the air annulus around at least a portion of the sides of the containment vessel providing a coolant path between the baffle means and the containment vessel to permit cooling of the containment vessel by air, the shield baffle means being movable to afford access to the containment vessel. 9 figs.},
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