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Title: Passive cooling system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with backup coolant flow path

Abstract

A liquid metal cooled nuclear fission reactor plant having a passive auxiliary safety cooling system for removing residual heat resulting from fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. This 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 system when rendered inoperable.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (Saratoga, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
868830
Patent Number(s):
5223210
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; liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactors; backup; coolant; flow; path; fission; reactor; plant; auxiliary; safety; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; shutdown; produced; mishap; enhanced; secondary; augments; primary; operation; replaces; rendered; inoperable; heat produced; fuel decay; passive safety; fission reactor; nuclear reactors; passive cooling; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; flow path; coolant flow; metal cooled; reactor shutdown; residual heat; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; auxiliary cooling; reactor plant; removing residual; nuclear fission; safety cooling; passive auxiliary; auxiliary safety; /376/

Citation Formats

Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Boardman, Charles E. Passive cooling system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with backup coolant flow path. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, & Boardman, Charles E. Passive cooling system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with backup coolant flow path. United States.
Hunsbedt, Anstein, and Boardman, Charles E. Fri . "Passive cooling system for liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors with backup coolant flow path". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868830.
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year = {1993},
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