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Title: Method of preparing gas tags for identification of single and multiple failures of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies

Abstract

For use in the identification of failed fuel assemblies in a nuclear reactor, the ratios of the tag gas isotopic concentrations are located on curved surfaces to enable the ratios corresponding to failure of a single fuel assembly to be distinguished from those formed from any combination of two or more failed assemblies.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Seattle, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862553
Patent Number(s):
3959069
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:  
AT(45-1-)2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; preparing; gas; tags; identification; single; multiple; failures; nuclear; reactor; fuel; assemblies; failed; ratios; tag; isotopic; concentrations; located; curved; surfaces; enable; corresponding; failure; assembly; distinguished; formed; combination; single fuel; gas tag; curved surface; fuel assemblies; nuclear reactor; reactor fuel; fuel assembly; tag gas; gas tags; curved surfaces; failed fuel; gas isotopic; /376/976/

Citation Formats

McCormick, Norman J. Method of preparing gas tags for identification of single and multiple failures of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
McCormick, Norman J. Method of preparing gas tags for identification of single and multiple failures of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies. United States.
McCormick, Norman J. Thu . "Method of preparing gas tags for identification of single and multiple failures of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862553.
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title = {Method of preparing gas tags for identification of single and multiple failures of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies},
author = {McCormick, Norman J},
abstractNote = {For use in the identification of failed fuel assemblies in a nuclear reactor, the ratios of the tag gas isotopic concentrations are located on curved surfaces to enable the ratios corresponding to failure of a single fuel assembly to be distinguished from those formed from any combination of two or more failed assemblies.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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