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Title: Self-actuated device

Abstract

A self-actuated device, of particular use as a valve or an orifice for nuclear reactor fuel and blanket assemblies, in which a gas produced by a neutron induced nuclear reaction gradually accumulates as a function of neutron fluence. The gas pressure increase occasioned by such accumulation of gas is used to actuate the device.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
864876
Patent Number(s):
4431603
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-14-2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-actuated; device; particular; valve; orifice; nuclear; reactor; fuel; blanket; assemblies; gas; produced; neutron; induced; reaction; gradually; accumulates; function; fluence; pressure; increase; occasioned; accumulation; actuate; pressure increase; nuclear reactor; gas pressure; reactor fuel; gas produced; nuclear reaction; blanket assemblies; neutron fluence; self-actuated device; /376/60/976/

Citation Formats

Hecht, Samuel L. Self-actuated device. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Hecht, Samuel L. Self-actuated device. United States.
Hecht, Samuel L. Sun . "Self-actuated device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864876.
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abstractNote = {A self-actuated device, of particular use as a valve or an orifice for nuclear reactor fuel and blanket assemblies, in which a gas produced by a neutron induced nuclear reaction gradually accumulates as a function of neutron fluence. The gas pressure increase occasioned by such accumulation of gas is used to actuate the device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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