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Title: Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with passive cooling system

Abstract

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown. The passive cooling system comprises a plurality of cooling medium flow circuits which cooperate to remove and carry heat away from the fuel core upon loss of the normal cooling flow circuit to areas external thereto.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Gatos, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
867849
Patent Number(s):
5021211
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, 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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-88SF17467
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactors; passive; cooling; reactor; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; shutdown; comprises; plurality; medium; flow; circuits; cooperate; remove; carry; core; loss; normal; circuit; external; thereto; medium flow; fuel decay; cooling medium; nuclear reactors; passive cooling; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; metal cooled; reactor shutdown; residual heat; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; fuel core; removing residual; flow circuit; cooling flow; carry heat; normal cooling; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Fanning, Alan W. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with passive cooling system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Fanning, Alan W. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with passive cooling system. United States.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Fanning, Alan W. Tue . "Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with passive cooling system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867849.
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abstractNote = {A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown. The passive cooling system comprises a plurality of cooling medium flow circuits which cooperate to remove and carry heat away from the fuel core upon loss of the normal cooling flow circuit to areas external thereto.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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