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Title: Count-doubling time safety circuit

Abstract

There is provided a nuclear reactor count-factor-increase time monitoring circuit which includes a pulse-type neutron detector, and means for counting the number of detected pulses during specific time periods. Counts are compared and the comparison is utilized to develop a reactor scram signal, if necessary.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
  2. Lemont, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863930
Patent Number(s):
4277308
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
count-doubling; time; safety; circuit; provided; nuclear; reactor; count-factor-increase; monitoring; pulse-type; neutron; detector; means; counting; detected; pulses; specific; periods; counts; compared; comparison; utilized; scram; signal; reactor scram; scram signal; nuclear reactor; time period; neutron detector; time periods; monitoring circuit; time monitoring; specific time; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Rusch, Gordon K, Keefe, Donald J, and McDowell, William P. Count-doubling time safety circuit. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Rusch, Gordon K, Keefe, Donald J, & McDowell, William P. Count-doubling time safety circuit. United States.
Rusch, Gordon K, Keefe, Donald J, and McDowell, William P. Thu . "Count-doubling time safety circuit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863930.
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abstractNote = {There is provided a nuclear reactor count-factor-increase time monitoring circuit which includes a pulse-type neutron detector, and means for counting the number of detected pulses during specific time periods. Counts are compared and the comparison is utilized to develop a reactor scram signal, if necessary.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
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