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Title: HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM

Reactors of the boiling water type are described wherein water serves both as the moderator and coolant. The reactor system consists essentially of a horizontal pressure vessel divided into two compartments by a weir, a thermal neutronic reactor core having vertical coolant passages and designed to use water as a moderator-coolant posltioned in one compartment, means for removing live steam from the other compartment and means for conveying feed-water and water from the steam compartment to the reactor compartment. The system further includes auxiliary apparatus to utilize the steam for driving a turbine and returning the condensate to the feed-water inlet of the reactor. The entire system is designed so that the reactor is self-regulating and has self-limiting power and self-limiting pressure features.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4296274
Report Number(s):
US 2861033
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BARRIERS; BOILING; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANT LOOPS; LIQUEFYING; MOTION; POWER; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; STEAM; THERMAL NEUTRONS; TURBINES; VESSELS; WATER; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR