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Title: Vacuum breaker valve assembly

Abstract

Breaker valve assemblies for a simplified boiling water nuclear reactor are described. The breaker valve assembly, in one form, includes a valve body and a breaker valve. The valve body includes an interior chamber, and an inlet passage extends from the chamber and through an inlet opening to facilitate transporting particles from outside of the valve body to the interior chamber. The breaker valve is positioned in the chamber and is configured to substantially seal the inlet opening. Particularly, the breaker valve includes a disk which is sized to cover the inlet opening. The disk is movably coupled to the valve body and is configured to move substantially concentrically with respect to the valve opening between a first position, where the disk completely covers the inlet opening, and a second position, where the disk does not completely cover the inlet opening.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Morgan Hill, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Boston, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872270
Patent Number(s):
5898748
Application Number:
08/901231
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
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:
vacuum; breaker; valve; assembly; assemblies; simplified; boiling; water; nuclear; reactor; described; form; interior; chamber; inlet; passage; extends; facilitate; transporting; particles; outside; positioned; configured; substantially; seal; particularly; disk; sized; cover; movably; coupled; move; concentrically; respect; position; completely; covers; breaker valve; nuclear reactor; valve assembly; interior chamber; boiling water; water nuclear; valve assemblies; inlet passage; completely cover; simplified boiling; substantially seal; move substantially; vacuum break; /376/

Citation Formats

Thompson, Jeffrey L, and Upton, Hubert Allen. Vacuum breaker valve assembly. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Thompson, Jeffrey L, & Upton, Hubert Allen. Vacuum breaker valve assembly. United States.
Thompson, Jeffrey L, and Upton, Hubert Allen. Tue . "Vacuum breaker valve assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872270.
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title = {Vacuum breaker valve assembly},
author = {Thompson, Jeffrey L and Upton, Hubert Allen},
abstractNote = {Breaker valve assemblies for a simplified boiling water nuclear reactor are described. The breaker valve assembly, in one form, includes a valve body and a breaker valve. The valve body includes an interior chamber, and an inlet passage extends from the chamber and through an inlet opening to facilitate transporting particles from outside of the valve body to the interior chamber. The breaker valve is positioned in the chamber and is configured to substantially seal the inlet opening. Particularly, the breaker valve includes a disk which is sized to cover the inlet opening. The disk is movably coupled to the valve body and is configured to move substantially concentrically with respect to the valve opening between a first position, where the disk completely covers the inlet opening, and a second position, where the disk does not completely cover the inlet opening.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {4}
}

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