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Title: Passive safety injection system using borated water

Abstract

A passive safety injection system relies on differences in water density to induce natural circulatory flow patterns which help maintain prescribed concentrations of boric acid in borated water, and prevents boron from accumulating in the reactor vessel and possibly preventing heat transfer.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Allegheny, PA
  2. Westmoreland, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868634
Patent Number(s):
5180543
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-86SF16038
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
passive; safety; injection; borated; water; relies; differences; density; induce; natural; circulatory; flow; patterns; help; maintain; prescribed; concentrations; boric; acid; prevents; boron; accumulating; reactor; vessel; possibly; preventing; heat; transfer; passive safety; borated water; boric acid; reactor vessel; heat transfer; flow pattern; safety injection; circulatory flow; help maintain; flow patterns; preventing heat; /376/

Citation Formats

Conway, Lawrence E, and Schulz, Terry L. Passive safety injection system using borated water. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Conway, Lawrence E, & Schulz, Terry L. Passive safety injection system using borated water. United States.
Conway, Lawrence E, and Schulz, Terry L. Fri . "Passive safety injection system using borated water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868634.
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author = {Conway, Lawrence E and Schulz, Terry L},
abstractNote = {A passive safety injection system relies on differences in water density to induce natural circulatory flow patterns which help maintain prescribed concentrations of boric acid in borated water, and prevents boron from accumulating in the reactor vessel and possibly preventing heat transfer.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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