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Title: Horizontal baffle for nuclear reactors

A horizontal baffle disposed in the annulus defined between the core barrel and the thermal liner of a nuclear reactor thereby physically separating the outlet region of the core from the annular area below the horizontal baffle. The horizontal baffle prevents hot coolant that has passed through the reactor core from thermally damaging apparatus located in the annulus below the horizontal baffle by utilizing the thermally induced bowing of the horizontal baffle to enhance sealing while accommodating lateral motion of the baffle base plate.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Monroeville, PA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863039
Report Number(s):
US 4080255
DOE Contract Number:
E(11-1)-2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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