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Title: Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor

Abstract

A pool type nuclear fission reactor has a core, with a plurality of core elements and a redan which confines coolant as a hot pool at a first end of the core separated from a cold pool at a second end of the core by the redan. A fuel handling system for use with such reactors comprises a core element storage basket located outside of the redan in the cold pool. An access passage is formed in the redan with a gate for opening and closing the passage to maintain the temperature differential between the hot pool and the cold pool. A mechanism is provided for opening and closing the gate. A lifting arm is also provided for manipulating the fuel core elements through the access passage between the storage basket and the core when the redan gate is open.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Hickory Hills, IL
  2. Park Ridge, IL
  3. Glen Ellyn, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
875184
Patent Number(s):
H177
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; handling; nuclear; reactor; pool; type; fission; core; plurality; elements; redan; confines; coolant; hot; separated; cold; reactors; comprises; element; storage; basket; located; outside; access; passage; formed; gate; closing; maintain; temperature; differential; mechanism; provided; lifting; arm; manipulating; fuel handling; fission reactor; nuclear reactor; temperature differential; located outside; fuel core; hot pool; nuclear fission; cold pool; type nuclear; pool type; /376/

Citation Formats

Saiveau, James G, Kann, William J, and Burelbach, James P. Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Saiveau, James G, Kann, William J, & Burelbach, James P. Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor. United States.
Saiveau, James G, Kann, William J, and Burelbach, James P. Wed . "Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875184.
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title = {Fuel handling system for a nuclear reactor},
author = {Saiveau, James G and Kann, William J and Burelbach, James P},
abstractNote = {A pool type nuclear fission reactor has a core, with a plurality of core elements and a redan which confines coolant as a hot pool at a first end of the core separated from a cold pool at a second end of the core by the redan. A fuel handling system for use with such reactors comprises a core element storage basket located outside of the redan in the cold pool. An access passage is formed in the redan with a gate for opening and closing the passage to maintain the temperature differential between the hot pool and the cold pool. A mechanism is provided for opening and closing the gate. A lifting arm is also provided for manipulating the fuel core elements through the access passage between the storage basket and the core when the redan gate is open.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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