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Title: Fuel transfer system

Abstract

A nuclear fuel bundle fuel transfer system includes a transfer pool containing water at a level above a reactor core. A fuel transfer machine therein includes a carriage disposed in the transfer pool and under the water for transporting fuel bundles. The carriage is selectively movable through the water in the transfer pool and individual fuel bundles are carried vertically in the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, a first movable bridge is disposed over an upper pool containing the reactor core, and a second movable bridge is disposed over a fuel storage pool, with the transfer pool being disposed therebetween. A fuel bundle may be moved by the first bridge from the reactor core and loaded into the carriage which transports the fuel bundle to the second bridge which picks up the fuel bundle and carries it to the fuel storage pool.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Campbell, CA
  2. Cupertino, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869175
Patent Number(s):
5291532
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA)
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:  
AC03-90SF18494
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; transfer; nuclear; bundle; pool; containing; water; level; reactor; core; machine; therein; carriage; disposed; transporting; bundles; selectively; movable; individual; carried; vertically; preferred; embodiment; bridge; upper; storage; therebetween; moved; loaded; transports; picks; carries; individual fuel; fuel bundle; disposed therebetween; nuclear fuel; preferred embodiment; reactor core; containing water; fuel storage; transfer pool; dual fuel; pool containing; fuel transfer; transporting fuel; /376/

Citation Formats

Townsend, Harold E, and Barbanti, Giancarlo. Fuel transfer system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Townsend, Harold E, & Barbanti, Giancarlo. Fuel transfer system. United States.
Townsend, Harold E, and Barbanti, Giancarlo. Sat . "Fuel transfer system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869175.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear fuel bundle fuel transfer system includes a transfer pool containing water at a level above a reactor core. A fuel transfer machine therein includes a carriage disposed in the transfer pool and under the water for transporting fuel bundles. The carriage is selectively movable through the water in the transfer pool and individual fuel bundles are carried vertically in the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, a first movable bridge is disposed over an upper pool containing the reactor core, and a second movable bridge is disposed over a fuel storage pool, with the transfer pool being disposed therebetween. A fuel bundle may be moved by the first bridge from the reactor core and loaded into the carriage which transports the fuel bundle to the second bridge which picks up the fuel bundle and carries it to the fuel storage pool.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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