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Title: Passive cooling system for top entry liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors

Abstract

A liquid metal cooled nuclear fission reactor plant having a top entry loop joined satellite assembly with a passive auxiliary safety cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. This satellite type reactor plant is enhanced by a backup or secondary passive safety cooling system which augments the primary passive auxiliary cooling system when in operation, and replaces the primary cooling system when rendered inoperative.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Saratoga, CA)
  2. (Los Gatos, CA)
  3. (Cupertino, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
868519
Patent Number(s):
5158741
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-89SF17445
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
passive; cooling; top; entry; liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactors; fission; reactor; plant; loop; joined; satellite; assembly; auxiliary; safety; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; shutdown; produced; mishap; type; enhanced; backup; secondary; augments; primary; operation; replaces; rendered; inoperative; heat produced; fuel decay; passive safety; fission reactor; nuclear reactors; passive cooling; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; metal cooled; residual heat; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; auxiliary cooling; reactor plant; removing residual; nuclear fission; primary cooling; safety cooling; passive auxiliary; top entry; auxiliary safety; /376/

Citation Formats

Boardman, Charles E., Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Hui, Marvin M. Passive cooling system for top entry liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Boardman, Charles E., Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Hui, Marvin M. Passive cooling system for top entry liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors. United States.
Boardman, Charles E., Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Hui, Marvin M. Wed . "Passive cooling system for top entry liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868519.
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abstractNote = {A liquid metal cooled nuclear fission reactor plant having a top entry loop joined satellite assembly with a passive auxiliary safety cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. This satellite type reactor plant is enhanced by a backup or secondary passive safety cooling system which augments the primary passive auxiliary cooling system when in operation, and replaces the primary cooling system when rendered inoperative.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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