skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Reactor

Abstract

1. A neutronic reactor having a moderator, coolant tubes traversing the moderator from an inlet end to an outlet end, bodies of material fissionable by neutrons of thermal energy disposed within the coolant tubes, and means for circulating water through said coolant tubes characterized by the improved construction wherein the coolant tubes are constructed of aluminum having an outer diameter of 1.729 inches and a wall thickness of 0.059 inch, and the means for circulating a liquid coolant through the tubes includes a source of water at a pressure of approximately 350 pounds per square inch connected to the inlet end of the tubes, and said construction including a pressure reducing orifice disposed at the inlet ends of the tubes reducing the pressure of the water by approximately 150 pounds per square inch.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Kennett Square, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) & Co. Jackson Lab
OSTI Identifier:
862660
Patent Number(s):
3984283
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-7412-ENG-1
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; neutronic; moderator; coolant; tubes; traversing; inlet; outlet; bodies; material; fissionable; neutrons; thermal; energy; disposed; means; circulating; water; characterized; improved; construction; constructed; aluminum; outer; diameter; 729; inches; wall; thickness; 059; inch; liquid; source; pressure; approximately; 350; pounds; square; connected; including; reducing; orifice; 150; circulating water; coolant tubes; neutronic reactor; liquid coolant; wall thickness; thermal energy; square inch; coolant tube; outer diameter; pressure reducing; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Evans, Robert M. Reactor. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Evans, Robert M. Reactor. United States.
Evans, Robert M. Tue . "Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862660.
@article{osti_862660,
title = {Reactor},
author = {Evans, Robert M},
abstractNote = {1. A neutronic reactor having a moderator, coolant tubes traversing the moderator from an inlet end to an outlet end, bodies of material fissionable by neutrons of thermal energy disposed within the coolant tubes, and means for circulating water through said coolant tubes characterized by the improved construction wherein the coolant tubes are constructed of aluminum having an outer diameter of 1.729 inches and a wall thickness of 0.059 inch, and the means for circulating a liquid coolant through the tubes includes a source of water at a pressure of approximately 350 pounds per square inch connected to the inlet end of the tubes, and said construction including a pressure reducing orifice disposed at the inlet ends of the tubes reducing the pressure of the water by approximately 150 pounds per square inch.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {10}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: