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Title: Funnel for fuel pin loading system

Abstract

An enlarged funnel is releasably mounted at the open end of a length of cladding by an encircling length of shrink tubing which securely engages outer surfaces of both the funnel and cladding. The shrink tubing overlaps an annular shoulder against which pulling force can be exerted to remove the tubing from the cladding. The shoulder can be provided on a separate collar or ring, or on the funnel itself.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Kennewick, WA)
  2. (Richland, WA)
  3. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865568
Patent Number(s):
4537741
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:
funnel; fuel; loading; enlarged; releasably; mounted; length; cladding; encircling; shrink; tubing; securely; engages; outer; surfaces; overlaps; annular; shoulder; pulling; force; exerted; remove; provided; separate; collar; outer surfaces; outer surface; releasably mounted; shrink tubing; securely engage; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, David W., Steffen, Jim M., and Brown, William F. Funnel for fuel pin loading system. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Christiansen, David W., Steffen, Jim M., & Brown, William F. Funnel for fuel pin loading system. United States.
Christiansen, David W., Steffen, Jim M., and Brown, William F. Tue . "Funnel for fuel pin loading system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865568.
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title = {Funnel for fuel pin loading system},
author = {Christiansen, David W. and Steffen, Jim M. and Brown, William F.},
abstractNote = {An enlarged funnel is releasably mounted at the open end of a length of cladding by an encircling length of shrink tubing which securely engages outer surfaces of both the funnel and cladding. The shrink tubing overlaps an annular shoulder against which pulling force can be exerted to remove the tubing from the cladding. The shoulder can be provided on a separate collar or ring, or on the funnel itself.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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