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Title: Liquid level, void fraction, and superheated steam sensor for nuclear reactor cores

Abstract

An apparatus for detecting nominal phase conditions of coolant in a reactor vessel comprising one or more lengths of tubing each leading from a location being monitored to a closed outer end exterior of the vessel. Temperature is sensed at the open end of each length of tubing. Pressure within the tubing is also sensed. Both measurements are directed to an analyzer which compares the measured temperature to the known saturated temperature of the coolant at the measured pressure. In this manner, the nominal phase conditions of the coolant are constantly monitored.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
864775
Patent Number(s):
4414177
Assignee:
Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; level; void; fraction; superheated; steam; sensor; nuclear; reactor; cores; apparatus; detecting; nominal; phase; conditions; coolant; vessel; comprising; lengths; tubing; leading; location; monitored; closed; outer; exterior; temperature; sensed; length; pressure; measurements; directed; analyzer; compares; measured; saturated; manner; constantly; void fraction; measured temperature; superheated steam; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; reactor core; liquid level; measured pressure; phase conditions; reactor cores; heated steam; vessel comprising; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Tokarz, Richard D. Liquid level, void fraction, and superheated steam sensor for nuclear reactor cores. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Tokarz, Richard D. Liquid level, void fraction, and superheated steam sensor for nuclear reactor cores. United States.
Tokarz, Richard D. Sat . "Liquid level, void fraction, and superheated steam sensor for nuclear reactor cores". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864775.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for detecting nominal phase conditions of coolant in a reactor vessel comprising one or more lengths of tubing each leading from a location being monitored to a closed outer end exterior of the vessel. Temperature is sensed at the open end of each length of tubing. Pressure within the tubing is also sensed. Both measurements are directed to an analyzer which compares the measured temperature to the known saturated temperature of the coolant at the measured pressure. In this manner, the nominal phase conditions of the coolant are constantly monitored.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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