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Title: Nuclear reactor melt arrest and coolability device

Example embodiments provide a Basemat-Internal Melt Arrest and Coolability device (BiMAC) that offers improved spatial and mechanical characteristics for use in damage prevention and risk mitigation in accident scenarios. Example embodiments may include a BiMAC having an inclination of less than 10-degrees from the basemat floor and/or coolant channels of less than 4 inches in diameter, while maintaining minimum safety margins required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1257211
Report Number(s):
9,368,238
12/640,399
DOE Contract Number:
FC07-07ID14778
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Dec 17
Research Org:
GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC, Wilmington, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS