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Title: Inlet nozzle assembly

An inlet nozzle assembly for directing coolant into the duct tube of a fuel assembly attached thereto. The nozzle assembly includes a shell for housing separable components including an orifice plate assembly, a neutron shield block, a neutron shield plug, and a diffuser block. The orifice plate assembly includes a plurality of stacked plates of differently configurated and sized openings for directing coolant therethrough in a predesigned flow pattern.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5664988
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; NOZZLES; DESIGN; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDRAULICS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; BREEDER REACTORS; COOLING SYSTEMS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FLUID MECHANICS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MECHANICS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS 210500* -- Power Reactors, Breeding