skip to main content

Title: Steam separator latch assembly

A latch assembly removably joins a steam separator assembly to a support flange disposed at a top end of a tubular shroud in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel. The assembly includes an annular head having a central portion for supporting the steam separator assembly thereon, and an annular head flange extending around a perimeter thereof for supporting the head to the support flange. A plurality of latches are circumferentially spaced apart around the head flange with each latch having a top end, a latch hook at a bottom end thereof, and a pivot support disposed at an intermediate portion therebetween and pivotally joined to the head flange. The latches are pivoted about the pivot supports for selectively engaging and disengaging the latch hooks with the support flange for fixedly joining the head to the shroud or for allowing removal thereof. 12 figures.
Authors:
;
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5291338
Report Number(s):
US 5283809; A
PPN: US 8-055478
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-90SF18494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 May 1993
Research Org:
General Electric Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FASTENERS; DESIGN; REACTORS; STEAM SEPARATORS; PRESSURE VESSELS; SHROUDS; SUPPORTS; CONTAINERS; COOLING SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; VAPOR SEPARATORS 220200* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Components & Accessories