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Title: Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner

Abstract

Disclosed is a nuclear reactor containment including a reactor vessel disposed within a cavity with capability for complete inherent decay heat removal in the earth and surrounded by a cast steel containment member which surrounds the vessel. The member has a thick basemat in contact with metal pilings. The basemat rests on a bed of porous particulate material, into which water is fed to produce steam which is vented to the atmosphere. There is a gap between the reactor vessel and the steel containment member. The containment member holds any sodium or core debris escaping from the reactor vessel if the core melts and breaches the vessel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Los Gatos, CA
  3. Sunnyvale, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866184
Patent Number(s):
4650642
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:  
AT03-76SF71032
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; dissipating; nuclear; reactor; metal; liner; disclosed; containment; including; vessel; disposed; cavity; capability; complete; inherent; decay; removal; earth; surrounded; cast; steel; surrounds; thick; basemat; contact; pilings; bed; porous; particulate; material; water; fed; produce; steam; vented; atmosphere; gap; holds; sodium; core; debris; escaping; melts; breaches; steel containment; decay heat; reactor containment; particulate material; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; heat removal; core debris; metal liner; vessel disposed; heat dissipating; metal line; porous particulate; dissipating nuclear; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Gluekler, Emil L, Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Lazarus, Jonathan D. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Gluekler, Emil L, Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Lazarus, Jonathan D. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner. United States.
Gluekler, Emil L, Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Lazarus, Jonathan D. Thu . "Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866184.
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title = {Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner},
author = {Gluekler, Emil L and Hunsbedt, Anstein and Lazarus, Jonathan D},
abstractNote = {Disclosed is a nuclear reactor containment including a reactor vessel disposed within a cavity with capability for complete inherent decay heat removal in the earth and surrounded by a cast steel containment member which surrounds the vessel. The member has a thick basemat in contact with metal pilings. The basemat rests on a bed of porous particulate material, into which water is fed to produce steam which is vented to the atmosphere. There is a gap between the reactor vessel and the steel containment member. The containment member holds any sodium or core debris escaping from the reactor vessel if the core melts and breaches the vessel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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