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Title: Reactor component automatic grapple

Abstract

A grapple for handling nuclear reactor components in a medium such as liquid sodium which, upon proper seating and alignment of the grapple with the component as sensed by a mechanical logic integral to the grapple, automatically seizes the component. The mechanical logic system also precludes seizure in the absence of proper seating and alignment.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Bethel Park, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864432
Patent Number(s):
4362692
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; component; automatic; grapple; handling; nuclear; components; medium; liquid; sodium; proper; seating; alignment; sensed; mechanical; logic; integral; automatically; seizes; precludes; seizure; absence; nuclear reactor; liquid sodium; reactor components; reactor component; /376/294/976/

Citation Formats

Greenaway, Paul R. Reactor component automatic grapple. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Greenaway, Paul R. Reactor component automatic grapple. United States.
Greenaway, Paul R. Fri . "Reactor component automatic grapple". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864432.
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title = {Reactor component automatic grapple},
author = {Greenaway, Paul R.},
abstractNote = {A grapple for handling nuclear reactor components in a medium such as liquid sodium which, upon proper seating and alignment of the grapple with the component as sensed by a mechanical logic integral to the grapple, automatically seizes the component. The mechanical logic system also precludes seizure in the absence of proper seating and alignment.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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