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Title: Preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel element

Abstract

This invention relates to a method for the preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements wherein uncarbonized fuel rods are inserted in appropriate channels of an HTGR fuel element block and the entire block is inserted in an autoclave for in situ carbonization under high pressure. The method is particularly applicable to remote handling techniques.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862563
Patent Number(s):
3960994
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-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
preparation; temperature; gas-cooled; reactor; fuel; element; relates; method; htgr; elements; uncarbonized; rods; inserted; appropriate; channels; block; entire; autoclave; situ; carbonization; pressure; particularly; applicable; remote; handling; techniques; gas-cooled reactor; temperature gas-cooled; temperature gas; fuel rods; particularly applicable; fuel elements; fuel element; reactor fuel; fuel rod; cooled reactor; /264/252/976/

Citation Formats

Bradley, Ronnie A, and Sease, John D. Preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel element. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Bradley, Ronnie A, & Sease, John D. Preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel element. United States.
Bradley, Ronnie A, and Sease, John D. Thu . "Preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor fuel element". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862563.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to a method for the preparation of high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements wherein uncarbonized fuel rods are inserted in appropriate channels of an HTGR fuel element block and the entire block is inserted in an autoclave for in situ carbonization under high pressure. The method is particularly applicable to remote handling techniques.},
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year = {1976},
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