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Title: Gas tungsten arc welder

A welder for automated closure of fuel pins by a gas tungsten arc process in which a rotating length of cladding is positioned adjacent a welding electrode in a sealed enclosure. An independently movable axial grinder is provided in the enclosure for refurbishing the used electrode between welds.
Authors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5322848
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL PINS; CLOSURES; AUTOMATION; ELECTRODES; FUEL CANS; GAS TUNGSTEN-ARC WELDING; ARC WELDING; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FABRICATION; FAST REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENTS; JOINING; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; WELDING 050700* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Fuels Production & Properties; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding