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BF3 Reactor Safety Element-Production Test Proposal
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Publication Date:
1954 Apr 23
Declassification Date:
1998 Mar 23
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9 p
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Originating Research Org.:
North American Aviation, Inc., Canoga Park, CA (United States)
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2018 Sep 27
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2023 Oct 18
A reactor safety element has been developed at NAA for the purpose of shutting down a Hanford reactor in the event of a loss of coolant or a rise in power level to 1.5 normal power. The element is completely enclosed in a double-walled can, one of stainless steel and an outer can of aluminum. The outside can dimensions are equal to those of a standard 8-inch Hanford production slug. During operation the elements will be located in tea central region of the flattened zone of the reactor, and will be charged in the same manner as normal slugs.

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