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Title: Monitoring arrangement for vented nuclear fuel elements

Abstract

In a nuclear fuel reactor core, fuel elements are arranged in a closely packed hexagonal configuration, each fuel element having diametrically opposed vents permitting 180.degree. rotation of the fuel elements to counteract bowing. A grid plate engages the fuel elements and forms passages for communicating sets of three, four or six individual vents with respective monitor lines in order to communicate vented radioactive gases from the fuel elements to suitable monitor means in a manner readily permitting detection of leakage in individual fuel elements.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Solana Beach, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864039
Patent Number(s):
4299661
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (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:  
EY-76-C-03-0167
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
monitoring; arrangement; vented; nuclear; fuel; elements; reactor; core; arranged; closely; packed; hexagonal; configuration; element; diametrically; opposed; vents; permitting; 180; degree; rotation; counteract; bowing; grid; plate; engages; forms; passages; communicating; sets; six; individual; respective; monitor; lines; communicate; radioactive; gases; suitable; means; manner; readily; detection; leakage; closely packed; individual fuel; diametrically opposed; fuel elements; fuel element; nuclear fuel; reactor core; radioactive gas; radioactive gases; dual fuel; vented nuclear; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Campana, Robert J. Monitoring arrangement for vented nuclear fuel elements. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Campana, Robert J. Monitoring arrangement for vented nuclear fuel elements. United States.
Campana, Robert J. Thu . "Monitoring arrangement for vented nuclear fuel elements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864039.
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abstractNote = {In a nuclear fuel reactor core, fuel elements are arranged in a closely packed hexagonal configuration, each fuel element having diametrically opposed vents permitting 180.degree. rotation of the fuel elements to counteract bowing. A grid plate engages the fuel elements and forms passages for communicating sets of three, four or six individual vents with respective monitor lines in order to communicate vented radioactive gases from the fuel elements to suitable monitor means in a manner readily permitting detection of leakage in individual fuel elements.},
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year = {1981},
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