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Title: Reactor safety method

This invention relates to safety means for preventing a gas cooled nuclear reactor from attaining criticality prior to start up in the event the reactor core is immersed in hydrogenous liquid. This is accomplished by coating the inside surface of the reactor coolant channels with a neutral absorbing material that will vaporize at the reactor's operating temperature.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Clairton, PA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863525
Report Number(s):
US 4192714
US patent application 04/600,695
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; safety; method; relates; safety; means; preventing; gas; cooled; nuclear; reactor; attaining; criticality; prior; start; event; reactor; core; immersed; hydrogenous; liquid; accomplished; coating; inside; surface; reactor; coolant; channels; neutral; absorbing; material; vaporize; reactor; operating; temperature; reactor safety; coolant channel; inside surface; reactor coolant; absorbing material; nuclear reactor; reactor core; operating temperature; cooled nuclear; coolant channels; gas cooled; sorbing material /376/976/