Alignment and operability analysis of a vertical sodium pump
With the objective of identifying important alignment features of pumps such as FFTF, HALLAM, EBR II, PNC, PHENIX, and CRBR, alignment of the vertical sodium pump for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant (CRBRP) is investigated. The CRBRP pump includes a flexibly coupled pump shaft and motor shaft, two oil-film tilting-pad hydrodynamic radial bearings in the motor plus a vertical thrust bearing, and two sodium hydrostatic bearings straddling the double-suction centrifugal impeller in the pump.
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- Conference: 6. international conference on structural mechanics in reactor technology, Paris, France, 17 Aug 1981
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- Borg-Warner Corp., Carson, CA (USA). Byron Jackson Pump Div.
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- United States
- 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CLINCH RIVER BREEDER REACTOR; PUMPS; ALIGNMENT; BEARINGS; FABRICATION; PRIMARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; SODIUM; ALKALI METALS; BREEDER REACTORS; COOLING SYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; METALS; POWER REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR COOLING SYSTEMS; REACTORS; SODIUM COOLED REACTORS 210500* -- Power Reactors, Breeding
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