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Title: NEUTRONIC REACTOR CHARGING AND DISCHARGING

A method and arrangement is presented for removing a fuel element from a neutronic reactor tube through which a liquid coolant is being circulaled. The fuel element is moved into a section of the tube beyond the reactor proper, and then the coolant in the tube between the fuel element and the reactor proper is frozen, so that the fuel element may be removed from the tube without loss of the coolant therein. The method is particularly useful in the case of a liquid metal- cooled reactor.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4214736
Report Number(s):
US 2894892
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; COOLANTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID METAL COOLANT; REACTOR FUELING; REACTORS; TUBES