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Title: Automatically closing swing gate closure assembly

Abstract

A swing gate closure assembly for nuclear reactor tipoff assembly wherein the swing gate is cammed open by a fuel element or spacer but is reliably closed at a desired closing rate primarily by hydraulic forces in the absence of a fuel charge.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
866672
Patent Number(s):
4762666
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatically; closing; swing; gate; closure; assembly; nuclear; reactor; tipoff; cammed; fuel; element; spacer; reliably; closed; desired; rate; primarily; hydraulic; forces; absence; charge; closure assembly; fuel element; nuclear reactor; swing gate; closing rate; hydraulic force; gate closure; automatically closing; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Chang, Shih-Chih, Schuck, William J, and Gilmore, Richard F. Automatically closing swing gate closure assembly. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Chang, Shih-Chih, Schuck, William J, & Gilmore, Richard F. Automatically closing swing gate closure assembly. United States.
Chang, Shih-Chih, Schuck, William J, and Gilmore, Richard F. Fri . "Automatically closing swing gate closure assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866672.
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author = {Chang, Shih-Chih and Schuck, William J and Gilmore, Richard F},
abstractNote = {A swing gate closure assembly for nuclear reactor tipoff assembly wherein the swing gate is cammed open by a fuel element or spacer but is reliably closed at a desired closing rate primarily by hydraulic forces in the absence of a fuel charge.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
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