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Title: Charging machine

Abstract

A charging machine for loading fuel slugs into the process tubes of a nuclear reactor includes a tubular housing connected to the process tube, a charging trough connected to the other end of the tubular housing, a device for loading the charging trough with a group of fuel slugs, means for equalizing the coolant pressure in the charging trough with the pressure in the process tubes, means for pushing the group of fuel slugs into the process tube and a latch and a seal engaging the last object in the group of fuel slugs to prevent the fuel slugs from being ejected from the process tube when the pusher is removed and to prevent pressure liquid from entering the charging machine.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Newark, DE
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab
OSTI Identifier:
862551
Patent Number(s):
3958699
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-52
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
charging; machine; loading; fuel; slugs; process; tubes; nuclear; reactor; tubular; housing; connected; tube; trough; device; means; equalizing; coolant; pressure; pushing; latch; seal; engaging; prevent; ejected; pusher; removed; liquid; entering; process tubes; process tube; tubular housing; nuclear reactor; pressure liquid; charging machine; housing connected; /376/414/976/

Citation Formats

Medlin, John B. Charging machine. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Medlin, John B. Charging machine. United States.
Medlin, John B. Tue . "Charging machine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862551.
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title = {Charging machine},
author = {Medlin, John B},
abstractNote = {A charging machine for loading fuel slugs into the process tubes of a nuclear reactor includes a tubular housing connected to the process tube, a charging trough connected to the other end of the tubular housing, a device for loading the charging trough with a group of fuel slugs, means for equalizing the coolant pressure in the charging trough with the pressure in the process tubes, means for pushing the group of fuel slugs into the process tube and a latch and a seal engaging the last object in the group of fuel slugs to prevent the fuel slugs from being ejected from the process tube when the pusher is removed and to prevent pressure liquid from entering the charging machine.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {5}
}

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