Accession Number : AD0164378

Title :   Particle Density Control System for Colloid Core Nuclear Reactor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Turman,Bobby N.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a control system as provided in the fuel charging system for a colloid core reactor to control the particle density in the fuel input to the reactor cavity. A sound transmitter is positioned on one side of a tubular member in the fuel input, and a microphone is located on the opposite side of the tubular member. A signal, proportional to changes in phase resulting from changes in the acoustics in the tubular member, is used to control the gas flow in a by-pass to a cyclone separator fuel supply to control the particle density in the input to the reactor cavity. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reactor fuels, *Control systems, *Patents, Nuclear reactors, Gas flow

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE