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Title: Heat exchanger with auxiliary cooling system

Abstract

A heat exchanger with an auxiliary cooling system capable of cooling a nuclear reactor should the normal cooling mechanism become inoperable. A cooling coil is disposed around vertical heat transfer tubes that carry secondary coolant therethrough and is located in a downward flow of primary coolant that passes in heat transfer relationship with both the cooling coil and the vertical heat transfer tubes. A third coolant is pumped through the cooling coil which absorbs heat from the primary coolant which increases the downward flow of the primary coolant thereby increasing the natural circulation of the primary coolant through the nuclear reactor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Salem Township, Westmoreland County, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863726
Patent Number(s):
4235284
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(04-3)1141
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; exchanger; auxiliary; cooling; capable; nuclear; reactor; normal; mechanism; inoperable; coil; disposed; vertical; transfer; tubes; carry; secondary; coolant; therethrough; located; downward; flow; primary; passes; relationship; third; pumped; absorbs; increases; increasing; natural; circulation; absorbs heat; vertical heat; transfer relationship; transfer tubes; heat exchange; nuclear reactor; heat exchanger; heat transfer; primary coolant; auxiliary cooling; natural circulation; downward flow; normal cooling; cooling mechanism; transfer relation; transfer tube; /165/376/976/

Citation Formats

Coleman, John H. Heat exchanger with auxiliary cooling system. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Coleman, John H. Heat exchanger with auxiliary cooling system. United States.
Coleman, John H. Tue . "Heat exchanger with auxiliary cooling system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863726.
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author = {Coleman, John H.},
abstractNote = {A heat exchanger with an auxiliary cooling system capable of cooling a nuclear reactor should the normal cooling mechanism become inoperable. A cooling coil is disposed around vertical heat transfer tubes that carry secondary coolant therethrough and is located in a downward flow of primary coolant that passes in heat transfer relationship with both the cooling coil and the vertical heat transfer tubes. A third coolant is pumped through the cooling coil which absorbs heat from the primary coolant which increases the downward flow of the primary coolant thereby increasing the natural circulation of the primary coolant through the nuclear reactor.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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