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Title: Automatic coolant flow control device for a nuclear reactor assembly

Abstract

A device which controls coolant flow through a nuclear reactor assembly comprises a baffle means at the exit end of said assembly having a plurality of orifices, and a bimetallic member in operative relation to the baffle means such that at increased temperatures said bimetallic member deforms to unblock some of said orifices and allow increased coolant flow therethrough.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Wilmette, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865849
Patent Number(s):
4588549
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:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatic; coolant; flow; control; device; nuclear; reactor; assembly; controls; comprises; baffle; means; exit; plurality; orifices; bimetallic; operative; relation; increased; temperatures; deforms; unblock; allow; therethrough; baffle means; assembly comprises; flow control; control device; nuclear reactor; coolant flow; flow therethrough; reactor assembly; increased temperature; operative relation; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hutter, Ernest. Automatic coolant flow control device for a nuclear reactor assembly. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Hutter, Ernest. Automatic coolant flow control device for a nuclear reactor assembly. United States.
Hutter, Ernest. Wed . "Automatic coolant flow control device for a nuclear reactor assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865849.
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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