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Title: Reactor vessel annealing system

Abstract

A system for annealing a vessel (14) in situ by heating the vessel (14) to a defined temperature, composed of: an electrically operated heater assembly (10) insertable into the vessel (14) for heating the vessel (14) to the defined temperature; temperature monitoring components positioned relative to the heater assembly (10) for monitoring the temperature of the vessel (14); a controllable electric power supply unit (32-60) for supplying electric power required by the heater assembly (10); a control unit (80-86) for controlling the power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60); a first vehicle (2) containing the power supply unit (32-60); a second vehicle (4) containing the control unit (80-86); power conductors (18,22) connectable between the power supply unit (32-60) and the heater unit (10) for delivering the power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60) to the heater assembly (10); signal conductors (20,24) connectable between the temperature monitoring components and the control unit (80-86) for delivering temperature indicating signals from the temperature monitoring components to the control unit (80-86); and control conductors (8) connectable between the control unit (80-86) and the power supply unit (32-60) for delivering to the power supply unit (32-60) control signals for controlling the level ofmore » power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60) to the heater assembly (10).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [7]
  1. Greensburg, PA
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Murrysville, PA
  4. Export, PA
  5. Randolph, NJ
  6. White Oak, PA
  7. Monroeville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867876
Patent Number(s):
5025129
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60P - VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY, OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; vessel; annealing; 14; situ; heating; defined; temperature; composed; electrically; operated; heater; assembly; 10; insertable; monitoring; components; positioned; relative; controllable; electric; power; supply; unit; 32-60; supplying; required; control; 80-86; controlling; supplied; vehicle; containing; conductors; 18; 22; connectable; delivering; signal; 20; 24; indicating; signals; level; temperature monitoring; power required; heater unit; heater assembly; power supplied; electric power; control signal; reactor vessel; power supply; control signals; control unit; positioned relative; signal conductor; temperature indicating; electrically operated; temperature monitor; /219/266/307/376/432/

Citation Formats

Miller, Phillip E, Katz, Leonoard R, Nath, Raymond J, Blaushild, Ronald M, Tatch, Michael D, Kordalski, Frank J, Wykstra, Donald T, and Kavalkovich, William M. Reactor vessel annealing system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Miller, Phillip E, Katz, Leonoard R, Nath, Raymond J, Blaushild, Ronald M, Tatch, Michael D, Kordalski, Frank J, Wykstra, Donald T, & Kavalkovich, William M. Reactor vessel annealing system. United States.
Miller, Phillip E, Katz, Leonoard R, Nath, Raymond J, Blaushild, Ronald M, Tatch, Michael D, Kordalski, Frank J, Wykstra, Donald T, and Kavalkovich, William M. Tue . "Reactor vessel annealing system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867876.
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title = {Reactor vessel annealing system},
author = {Miller, Phillip E and Katz, Leonoard R and Nath, Raymond J and Blaushild, Ronald M and Tatch, Michael D and Kordalski, Frank J and Wykstra, Donald T and Kavalkovich, William M},
abstractNote = {A system for annealing a vessel (14) in situ by heating the vessel (14) to a defined temperature, composed of: an electrically operated heater assembly (10) insertable into the vessel (14) for heating the vessel (14) to the defined temperature; temperature monitoring components positioned relative to the heater assembly (10) for monitoring the temperature of the vessel (14); a controllable electric power supply unit (32-60) for supplying electric power required by the heater assembly (10); a control unit (80-86) for controlling the power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60); a first vehicle (2) containing the power supply unit (32-60); a second vehicle (4) containing the control unit (80-86); power conductors (18,22) connectable between the power supply unit (32-60) and the heater unit (10) for delivering the power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60) to the heater assembly (10); signal conductors (20,24) connectable between the temperature monitoring components and the control unit (80-86) for delivering temperature indicating signals from the temperature monitoring components to the control unit (80-86); and control conductors (8) connectable between the control unit (80-86) and the power supply unit (32-60) for delivering to the power supply unit (32-60) control signals for controlling the level of power supplied by the power supply unit (32-60) to the heater assembly (10).},
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