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Title: Reactor safety method

Abstract

This invention relates to safety means for preventing a gas cooled nuclear reactor from attaining criticality prior to start up in the event the reactor core is immersed in hydrogenous liquid. This is accomplished by coating the inside surface of the reactor coolant channels with a neutral absorbing material that will vaporize at the reactor's operating temperature.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Clairton, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863525
Patent Number(s):
4192714
Application Number:
04/600,695
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; safety; method; relates; means; preventing; gas; cooled; nuclear; attaining; criticality; prior; start; event; core; immersed; hydrogenous; liquid; accomplished; coating; inside; surface; coolant; channels; neutral; absorbing; material; vaporize; operating; temperature; reactor safety; coolant channel; inside surface; reactor coolant; absorbing material; nuclear reactor; reactor core; operating temperature; cooled nuclear; coolant channels; gas cooled; sorbing material; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Vachon, Lawrence J. Reactor safety method. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Vachon, Lawrence J. Reactor safety method. United States.
Vachon, Lawrence J. Tue . "Reactor safety method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863525.
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {3}
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