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Title: Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (Saratoga, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868680
Report Number(s):
US 5190720
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-89SF17445
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactor; plant; liquid; metal; cooled; nuclear; reactor; passive; cooling; removing; residual; heat; resulting; fuel; decay; reactor; shutdown; heat; produced; mishap; reactor; enhanced; sealing; means; excluding; external; air; contact; liquid; metal; coolant; leaking; reactor; vessel; accident; silo; structure; resists; attack; leaking; liquid; metal; coolant; added; unique; cooling; means; heat produced; fuel decay; cooling means; sealing means; passive cooling; reactor vessel; nuclear reactor; nuclear reactor; liquid metal; liquid metal; liquid metal; liquid metal; metal cooled; metal cooled; reactor shutdown; residual heat; cooled nuclear; cooled nuclear; heat resulting; reactor plant; metal coolant; metal coolant; removing residual /376/