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Title: Vessel structural support system

Abstract

Vessel structural support system for laterally and vertically supporting a vessel, such as a nuclear steam generator having an exterior bottom surface and a side surface thereon. The system includes a bracket connected to the bottom surface. A support column is pivotally connected to the bracket for vertically supporting the steam generator. The system also includes a base pad assembly connected pivotally to the support column for supporting the support column and the steam generator. The base pad assembly, which is capable of being brought to a level position by turning leveling nuts, is anchored to a floor. The system further includes a male key member attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a female stop member attached to an adjacent wall. The male key member and the female stop member coact to laterally support the steam generator. Moreover, the system includes a snubber assembly connected to the side surface of the steam generator and also attached to the adjacent wall for dampening lateral movement of the steam generator. In addition, the system includes a restraining member of "flat" attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a bumper attached to the adjacent wall. Themore » flat and the bumper coact to further laterally support the steam generator.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. N. Versailles, PA
  2. Kiski Twp., Allegheny County, PA
  3. Plum Boro, PA
  4. Murrysville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868484
Patent Number(s):
5152253
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA)
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:  
AC03-86SF16038
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vessel; structural; support; laterally; vertically; supporting; nuclear; steam; generator; exterior; bottom; surface; thereon; bracket; connected; column; pivotally; base; pad; assembly; capable; brought; level; position; leveling; nuts; anchored; floor; male; key; attached; female; stop; adjacent; wall; coact; moreover; snubber; dampening; lateral; movement; addition; restraining; flat; bumper; support column; assembly connected; adjacent wall; structural support; pivotally connected; steam generator; bottom surface; surface thereon; lateral movement; nuclear steam; vessel structural; /122/248/376/

Citation Formats

Jenko, James X, Ott, Howard L, Wilson, Robert M, and Wepfer, Robert M. Vessel structural support system. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Jenko, James X, Ott, Howard L, Wilson, Robert M, & Wepfer, Robert M. Vessel structural support system. United States.
Jenko, James X, Ott, Howard L, Wilson, Robert M, and Wepfer, Robert M. Wed . "Vessel structural support system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868484.
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title = {Vessel structural support system},
author = {Jenko, James X and Ott, Howard L and Wilson, Robert M and Wepfer, Robert M},
abstractNote = {Vessel structural support system for laterally and vertically supporting a vessel, such as a nuclear steam generator having an exterior bottom surface and a side surface thereon. The system includes a bracket connected to the bottom surface. A support column is pivotally connected to the bracket for vertically supporting the steam generator. The system also includes a base pad assembly connected pivotally to the support column for supporting the support column and the steam generator. The base pad assembly, which is capable of being brought to a level position by turning leveling nuts, is anchored to a floor. The system further includes a male key member attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a female stop member attached to an adjacent wall. The male key member and the female stop member coact to laterally support the steam generator. Moreover, the system includes a snubber assembly connected to the side surface of the steam generator and also attached to the adjacent wall for dampening lateral movement of the steam generator. In addition, the system includes a restraining member of "flat" attached to the side surface of the steam generator and a bumper attached to the adjacent wall. The flat and the bumper coact to further laterally support the steam generator.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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