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Title: Control rod system useable for fuel handling in a gas-cooled nuclear reactor

Abstract

A control rod and its associated drive are used to elevate a complete stack of fuel blocks to a position above the core of a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. A fuel-handling machine grasps the control rod and the drive is unlatched from the rod. The stack and rod are transferred out of the reactor, or to a new location in the reactor, by the fuel-handling machine.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Whitehall, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
862715
Patent Number(s):
3994775
Application Number:
05/661,207
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
control; rod; useable; fuel; handling; gas-cooled; nuclear; reactor; associated; drive; elevate; complete; stack; blocks; position; core; fuel-handling; machine; grasps; unlatched; transferred; location; fuel handling; control rod; nuclear reactor; cooled nuclear; gas-cooled nuclear; associated drive; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Spurrier, Francis R. Control rod system useable for fuel handling in a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Spurrier, Francis R. Control rod system useable for fuel handling in a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. United States.
Spurrier, Francis R. Tue . "Control rod system useable for fuel handling in a gas-cooled nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862715.
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abstractNote = {A control rod and its associated drive are used to elevate a complete stack of fuel blocks to a position above the core of a gas-cooled nuclear reactor. A fuel-handling machine grasps the control rod and the drive is unlatched from the rod. The stack and rod are transferred out of the reactor, or to a new location in the reactor, by the fuel-handling machine.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {11}
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