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Title: Beta ray flux measuring device

Abstract

A beta ray flux measuring device in an activated member in-core instrumentation system for pressurized water reactors. The device includes collector rings positioned about an axis in the reactor's pressure boundary. Activated members such as hydroballs are positioned within respective ones of the collector rings. A response characteristic such as the current from or charge on a collector ring indicates the beta ray flux from the corresponding hydroball and is therefore a measure of the relative nuclear power level in the region of the reactor core corresponding to the specific exposed hydroball within the collector ring.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Murrysville, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867391
Patent Number(s):
4927593
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-86SF16038
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
beta; ray; flux; measuring; device; activated; in-core; instrumentation; pressurized; water; reactors; collector; rings; positioned; axis; reactor; pressure; boundary; hydroballs; respective; ones; response; characteristic; current; charge; indicates; corresponding; hydroball; measure; relative; nuclear; power; level; region; core; specific; exposed; respective ones; water reactor; pressurized water; power level; nuclear power; reactor core; measuring device; ray flux; beta ray; water reactors; rings positioned; flux measuring; in-core instrumentation; response characteristic; pressure boundary; /376/250/976/

Citation Formats

Impink, Jr., Albert J., and Goldstein, Norman P. Beta ray flux measuring device. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Impink, Jr., Albert J., & Goldstein, Norman P. Beta ray flux measuring device. United States.
Impink, Jr., Albert J., and Goldstein, Norman P. Mon . "Beta ray flux measuring device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867391.
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title = {Beta ray flux measuring device},
author = {Impink, Jr., Albert J. and Goldstein, Norman P.},
abstractNote = {A beta ray flux measuring device in an activated member in-core instrumentation system for pressurized water reactors. The device includes collector rings positioned about an axis in the reactor's pressure boundary. Activated members such as hydroballs are positioned within respective ones of the collector rings. A response characteristic such as the current from or charge on a collector ring indicates the beta ray flux from the corresponding hydroball and is therefore a measure of the relative nuclear power level in the region of the reactor core corresponding to the specific exposed hydroball within the collector ring.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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