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Title: Propellant actuated nuclear reactor steam depressurization valve

Abstract

A nuclear fission reactor combined with a propellant actuated depressurization and/or water injection valve is disclosed. The depressurization valve releases pressure from a water cooled, steam producing nuclear reactor when required to insure the safety of the reactor. Depressurization of the reactor pressure vessel enables gravity feeding of supplementary coolant water through the water injection valve to the reactor pressure vessel to prevent damage to the fuel core.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (San Jose, CA)
  2. (Santa Clara, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
868498
Patent Number(s):
5154876
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-86SF16563
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
propellant; actuated; nuclear; reactor; steam; depressurization; valve; fission; combined; water; injection; disclosed; releases; pressure; cooled; producing; required; insure; safety; vessel; enables; gravity; feeding; supplementary; coolant; prevent; damage; fuel; core; prevent damage; coolant water; depressurization valve; fission reactor; reactor pressure; pressure vessel; nuclear reactor; fuel core; water cooled; nuclear fission; releases pressure; water injection; reactor steam; producing nuclear; propellant actuated; gravity feed; injection valve; actuated nuclear; /376/137/

Citation Formats

Ehrke, Alan C., Knepp, John B., and Skoda, George I. Propellant actuated nuclear reactor steam depressurization valve. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Ehrke, Alan C., Knepp, John B., & Skoda, George I. Propellant actuated nuclear reactor steam depressurization valve. United States.
Ehrke, Alan C., Knepp, John B., and Skoda, George I. Wed . "Propellant actuated nuclear reactor steam depressurization valve". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868498.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear fission reactor combined with a propellant actuated depressurization and/or water injection valve is disclosed. The depressurization valve releases pressure from a water cooled, steam producing nuclear reactor when required to insure the safety of the reactor. Depressurization of the reactor pressure vessel enables gravity feeding of supplementary coolant water through the water injection valve to the reactor pressure vessel to prevent damage to the fuel core.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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