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Title: Natural circulating passive cooling system for nuclear reactor containment structure

A passive cooling system for the contaminant structure of a nuclear reactor plant providing protection against overpressure within the containment attributable to inadvertent leakage or rupture of the system components. The cooling system utilizes natural convection for transferring heat imbalances and enables the discharge of irradiation free thermal energy to the atmosphere for heat disposal from the system.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. (Saratoga, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867490
Report Number(s):
US 4948554
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-86SF16563
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
natural; circulating; passive; cooling; nuclear; reactor; containment; structure; passive; cooling; contaminant; structure; nuclear; reactor; plant; providing; protection; overpressure; containment; attributable; inadvertent; leakage; rupture; components; cooling; utilizes; natural; convection; transferring; heat; imbalances; enables; discharge; irradiation; free; thermal; energy; atmosphere; heat; disposal; natural convection; transferring heat; reactor containment; containment structure; passive cooling; passive cooling; nuclear reactor; nuclear reactor; thermal energy; reactor plant; providing protection; inadvertent leakage; plant providing; contaminant structure; containment attributable /376/976/