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Title: Fuel rod retention device for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A device is described for supporting a nuclear fuel rod in a fuel rod assembly which allows the rod to be removed without disturbing other rods in the assembly. A fuel rod cap connects the rod to a bolt which is supported in the assembly end fitting by means of a locking assembly. The device is designed so that the bolt is held securely during normal reactor operation yet may be easily disengaged and the fuel rod removed when desired.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Madison Heights, VA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ARKANSAS POWER & LIGHT CO
OSTI Identifier:
865031
Patent Number(s):
4452755
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-78ET34213
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; rod; retention; device; nuclear; reactor; described; supporting; assembly; allows; removed; disturbing; rods; cap; connects; bolt; supported; fitting; means; locking; designed; held; securely; normal; operation; easily; disengaged; desired; rod assembly; nuclear fuel; nuclear reactor; fuel rod; reactor operation; normal reactor; held securely; rod cap; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hylton, Charles L. Fuel rod retention device for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Hylton, Charles L. Fuel rod retention device for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Hylton, Charles L. Sun . "Fuel rod retention device for a nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865031.
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title = {Fuel rod retention device for a nuclear reactor},
author = {Hylton, Charles L.},
abstractNote = {A device is described for supporting a nuclear fuel rod in a fuel rod assembly which allows the rod to be removed without disturbing other rods in the assembly. A fuel rod cap connects the rod to a bolt which is supported in the assembly end fitting by means of a locking assembly. The device is designed so that the bolt is held securely during normal reactor operation yet may be easily disengaged and the fuel rod removed when desired.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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