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Title: Valve for fuel pin loading system

Abstract

A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Kennewick, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865330
Patent Number(s):
4498834
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC14-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
valve; fuel; loading; cyclone; surrounds; wall; cladding; projected; axial; inlet; air; drawn; stream; inflatable; seal; included; physically; engage; subassembly; pellets; fuel pellet; fuel pellets; inflatable seal; /414/376/976/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, David W. Valve for fuel pin loading system. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Christiansen, David W. Valve for fuel pin loading system. United States.
Christiansen, David W. Tue . "Valve for fuel pin loading system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865330.
@article{osti_865330,
title = {Valve for fuel pin loading system},
author = {Christiansen, David W.},
abstractNote = {A cyclone valve surrounds a wall opening through which cladding is projected. An axial valve inlet surrounds the cladding. Air is drawn through the inlet by a cyclone stream within the valve. An inflatable seal is included to physically engage a fuel pin subassembly during loading of fuel pellets.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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