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Title: Nuclear reactor control

Abstract

1. In a nuclear reactor incorporating a plurality of columns of tubular fuel elements disposed in horizontal tubes in a mass of graphite wherein water flows through the tubes to cool the fuel elements, the improvement comprising at least one control column disposed in a horizontal tube including fewer fuel elements than in a normal column of fuel elements and tubular control elements disposed at both ends of said control column, and means for varying the horizontal displacement of the control column comprising a winch at the upstream end of the control column and a cable extending through the fuel and control elements and attached to the element at the downstream end of the column.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Phoenix, AZ)
  2. (Pasco, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
864164
Patent Number(s):
4322853
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-52
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; control; incorporating; plurality; columns; tubular; fuel; elements; disposed; horizontal; tubes; mass; graphite; water; flows; cool; improvement; comprising; column; tube; including; fewer; normal; means; varying; displacement; winch; upstream; cable; extending; attached; element; downstream; water flows; control elements; improvement comprising; water flow; reactor control; control element; tube including; fuel elements; fuel element; nuclear reactor; control column; column disposed; column comprising; elements disposed; horizontal tubes; reactor incorporating; horizontal displacement; horizontal tube; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Cawley, William E., and Warnick, Robert F. Nuclear reactor control. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Cawley, William E., & Warnick, Robert F. Nuclear reactor control. United States.
Cawley, William E., and Warnick, Robert F. Fri . "Nuclear reactor control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864164.
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title = {Nuclear reactor control},
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abstractNote = {1. In a nuclear reactor incorporating a plurality of columns of tubular fuel elements disposed in horizontal tubes in a mass of graphite wherein water flows through the tubes to cool the fuel elements, the improvement comprising at least one control column disposed in a horizontal tube including fewer fuel elements than in a normal column of fuel elements and tubular control elements disposed at both ends of said control column, and means for varying the horizontal displacement of the control column comprising a winch at the upstream end of the control column and a cable extending through the fuel and control elements and attached to the element at the downstream end of the column.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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