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Title: Steam generator support system

Abstract

A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Simi Valley, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866349
Patent Number(s):
4688628
Assignee:
Rockwell International Corporation (El Segundo, CA)
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
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F22 - STEAM GENERATION F22B - METHODS OF STEAM GENERATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-85NE37936
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
steam; generator; support; connection; outer; surface; j-shaped; nuclear; reactor; liquid; metal; cooled; power; source; mounted; bent; portion; bottom; arrangement; elongated; rod; provides; horizontal; vertical; interconnected; assembly; structure; manner; thermal; distortion; transfer; bending; moments; substantially; minimizes; forces; transferred; result; seismic; disturbances; vertical support; power source; steam generator; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; outer surface; support structure; metal cooled; bending moments; j-shaped steam; thermal distortion; generator assembly; /165/122/376/976/

Citation Formats

Moldenhauer, James E. Steam generator support system. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Moldenhauer, James E. Steam generator support system. United States.
Moldenhauer, James E. Thu . "Steam generator support system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866349.
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abstractNote = {A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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