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Title: Automated closure system for nuclear reactor fuel assemblies

Abstract

A welder for automated closure of fuel pins by a pulsed magnetic process in which the open end of a length of cladding is positioned within a complementary tube surrounded by a pulsed magnetic welder. Seals are provided at each end of the tube, which can be evacuated or can receive tag gas for direct introduction to the cladding interior. Loading of magnetic rings and end caps is accomplished automatically in conjunction with the welding steps carried out within the tube.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Kennewick, WA)
  2. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865597
Patent Number(s):
4542267
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:
automated; closure; nuclear; reactor; fuel; assemblies; welder; pins; pulsed; magnetic; process; length; cladding; positioned; complementary; tube; surrounded; seals; provided; evacuated; receive; tag; gas; direct; introduction; interior; loading; rings; caps; accomplished; automatically; conjunction; welding; steps; carried; pulsed magnetic; fuel assemblies; nuclear reactor; reactor fuel; fuel pins; tag gas; automated closure; pulsed magnet; accomplished automatically; /219/376/976/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, David W., and Brown, William F. Automated closure system for nuclear reactor fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Christiansen, David W., & Brown, William F. Automated closure system for nuclear reactor fuel assemblies. United States.
Christiansen, David W., and Brown, William F. Tue . "Automated closure system for nuclear reactor fuel assemblies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865597.
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title = {Automated closure system for nuclear reactor fuel assemblies},
author = {Christiansen, David W. and Brown, William F.},
abstractNote = {A welder for automated closure of fuel pins by a pulsed magnetic process in which the open end of a length of cladding is positioned within a complementary tube surrounded by a pulsed magnetic welder. Seals are provided at each end of the tube, which can be evacuated or can receive tag gas for direct introduction to the cladding interior. Loading of magnetic rings and end caps is accomplished automatically in conjunction with the welding steps carried out within the tube.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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