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Title: Passive containment cooling water distribution device

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 a series of radial guide elements and cascading weir boxes to collect and then distribute the cooling water into a series of distribution areas through a plurality of cascading weirs. The cooling water is then uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weir notches in the face plate of the weir box.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Hookstown, PA
  2. Plum Borough, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869485
Patent Number(s):
5345482
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-90SF18495
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
passive; containment; cooling; water; distribution; device; nuclear; reactor; vessel; disclosed; introducing; gravity; uniformly; outer; surface; steel; series; radial; guide; elements; cascading; weir; boxes; collect; distribute; plurality; weirs; distributed; curved; notches; plate; box; uniformly distribute; curved surface; steel containment; reactor containment; cooling water; containment vessel; nuclear reactor; outer surface; uniformly distributed; containment cooling; passive containment; water distribution; guide elements; gravity uniformly; introducing cooling; /376/239/

Citation Formats

Conway, Lawrence E, and Fanto, Susan V. Passive containment cooling water distribution device. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Conway, Lawrence E, & Fanto, Susan V. Passive containment cooling water distribution device. United States.
Conway, Lawrence E, and Fanto, Susan V. Sat . "Passive containment cooling water distribution device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869485.
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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 a series of radial guide elements and cascading weir boxes to collect and then distribute the cooling water into a series of distribution areas through a plurality of cascading weirs. The cooling water is then uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weir notches in the face plate of the weir box.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
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