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Author Wootton, W. R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword REACTORS ♦ CONTAINERS ♦ FUEL ELEMENTS ♦ LABORATORY EQUIPMENT ♦ LIQUIDS ♦ MOTION ♦ PIPES ♦ REACTOR FUELING ♦ REMOTE HANDLING ♦ STORAGE ♦ TRANSPORT ♦ TUBES ♦ VALVES ♦ VELOCITY ♦ VESSELS
Abstract Details are given of a reactor servicing machine which facilitates the removal of a fuel element from its operational position by passing it down a disposal tubes in which a head of liquid is maintained in order to limit the velocity of descent. The lower end of the disposal tube is submerged in a liquid held in a pressurized chamber, and its position is adjustable to facilitate loading the discharged fuel element into a trucks by means of which it is withdrawn from the pressurized chamber through a pipe fitted with a gate valve to a general storage reservoir for disposal by normal transport.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-05-01
Journal Nuclear Eng.
Volume Number 4
Organization Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd.


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