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Title: Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly

Abstract

A locking connection for releasably attaching a handling socket to the duct tube of a fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor. The connection comprises a load pad housing mechanically attached to the duct tube and a handling socket threadably secured within the housing. A retaining ring is interposed between the housing and the handling socket and is formed with a projection and depression engageable within a cavity and groove of the housing and handling socket, respectively, to form a detachable interlocked connection assembly.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Kennewick, WA
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865754
Patent Number(s):
4568111
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
detachable; connection; nuclear; reactor; fuel; assembly; locking; releasably; attaching; handling; socket; duct; tube; comprises; load; pad; housing; mechanically; attached; threadably; secured; retaining; interposed; formed; projection; depression; engageable; cavity; groove; respectively; form; interlocked; handling socket; nuclear reactor; reactor fuel; fuel assembly; duct tube; load pad; mechanically attached; releasably attaching; connection comprises; releasably attach; /285/376/976/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, David W, and Karnesky, Richard A. Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Christiansen, David W, & Karnesky, Richard A. Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. United States.
Christiansen, David W, and Karnesky, Richard A. Wed . "Detachable connection for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865754.
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author = {Christiansen, David W and Karnesky, Richard A},
abstractNote = {A locking connection for releasably attaching a handling socket to the duct tube of a fuel assembly for a nuclear reactor. The connection comprises a load pad housing mechanically attached to the duct tube and a handling socket threadably secured within the housing. A retaining ring is interposed between the housing and the handling socket and is formed with a projection and depression engageable within a cavity and groove of the housing and handling socket, respectively, to form a detachable interlocked connection assembly.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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