Accession Number : AD0164321

Title :   Nuclear Reactor Fuel Charging and Discharging System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Jackomis,Willian N.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a nuclear reactor fuel charging and discharging system for colloid core reactors having fuel stored in containers in the shape of cyclone type separators. Valves positioned external to the reactor are opened to permit a gas flow through the containers to carry the nuclear fuel into the reactor cavity through a slot positioned near the periphery of the reactor cavity. A second set of valves positioned external to the reactor are opened, and the first valves are closed to remove the nuclear fuel from the reactor cavity. The nuclear fuel is separated from the gas which carries the fuel to the storage containers in the cyclone type separators.

Descriptors :   *Reactor fuels, *Reactor cores, *Patents, Valves, Control

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE