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Title: Cooling water distribution system

Abstract

A passive containment cooling system for a nuclear reactor containment vessel. Disclosed is a cooling water distribution system for introducing cooling water by gravity uniformly over the outer surface of a steel containment vessel using an interconnected series of radial guide elements, a plurality of circumferential collector elements and collector boxes to collect and feed the cooling water into distribution channels extending along the curved surface of the steel containment vessel. The cooling water is uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weirs in the distribution channels.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
869176
Patent Number(s):
5291533
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18495
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cooling; water; distribution; passive; containment; nuclear; reactor; vessel; disclosed; introducing; gravity; uniformly; outer; surface; steel; interconnected; series; radial; guide; elements; plurality; circumferential; collector; boxes; collect; feed; channels; extending; curved; distributed; weirs; uniformly distribute; curved surface; steel containment; reactor containment; cooling water; containment vessel; nuclear reactor; outer surface; uniformly distributed; containment cooling; passive containment; water distribution; channels extending; guide elements; gravity uniformly; introducing cooling; /376/239/

Citation Formats

Orr, Richard. Cooling water distribution system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Orr, Richard. Cooling water distribution system. United States.
Orr, Richard. Sat . "Cooling water distribution system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869176.
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abstractNote = {A passive containment cooling system for a nuclear reactor containment vessel. Disclosed is a cooling water distribution system for introducing cooling water by gravity uniformly over the outer surface of a steel containment vessel using an interconnected series of radial guide elements, a plurality of circumferential collector elements and collector boxes to collect and feed the cooling water into distribution channels extending along the curved surface of the steel containment vessel. The cooling water is uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weirs in the distribution channels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
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