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Title: Heat transfer system

A heat transfer system for a nuclear reactor is described. Heat transfer is accomplished within a sealed vapor chamber which is substantially evacuated prior to use. A heat transfer medium, which is liquid at the design operating temperatures, transfers heat from tubes interposed in the reactor primary loop to spaced tubes connected to a steam line for power generation purposes. Heat transfer is accomplished by a two-phase liquid-vapor-liquid process as used in heat pipes. Condensible gases are removed from the vapor chamber through a vertical extension in open communication with the chamber interior.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6620861
DOE Contract Number:
AT(45-1)-2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; STEAM GENERATORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; BOILERS; VAPOR GENERATORS 220200* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Components & Accessories