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Title: Corium protection assembly

A corium protection assembly includes a perforated base grid disposed below a pressure vessel containing a nuclear reactor core and spaced vertically above a containment vessel floor to define a sump therebetween. A plurality of layers of protective blocks are disposed on the grid for protecting the containment vessel floor from the corium.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Saratoga, CA)
  2. (Campbell, CA)
  3. (Sirtori, IT)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869268
Assignee:
General Electric Company (San Jose, CA) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5307390
Contract Number:
AC03-90SF18494
Research Org:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
corium; protection; assembly; perforated; base; grid; disposed; below; pressure; vessel; containing; nuclear; reactor; core; spaced; vertically; containment; floor; define; sump; therebetween; plurality; layers; protective; blocks; protecting; containment vessel; pressure vessel; nuclear reactor; reactor core; vessel containing; spaced vertically; protection assembly; disposed below; grid disposed; corium protection; /376/976/