Design considerations for mechanical snubbers
The use of mechanical snubbers to restrain piping during an earthquake event is becoming more common in design of nuclear power plants. The design considerations and qualification procedures for mechanical snubbers used on the Fast Flux Test Facility will be presented. Design precautions and requirements for both normal operation and seismic operation are necessary. Effects of environmental vibration (nonseismic) induced through the piping by pump shaft imbalance and fluid flow oscillations will be addressed. Also, the snubber dynamic characteristics of interest to design and snubber design application considerations will be discussed.
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- Report Number(s):
- HEDL-SA-1991-FP; CONF-800804-30
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- Resource Relation:
- Conference: ASME century 2 emerging technology conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 10 Aug 1980
- Research Org:
- Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FFTF REACTOR; SHOCK ABSORBERS; PERFORMANCE; PIPES; RESTRAINTS; SEISMIC EFFECTS; SPECIFICATIONS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; RESEARCH REACTORS; SODIUM COOLED REACTORS; TEST REACTORS 220600* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Research, Test & Experimental Reactors
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