Accession Number : ADA314131

Title :   High-Power Water Boiler,

Corporate Author : ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bentzen, F. L. ; Carter, R. E. ; Hinton, J. ; King, L. D. ; Nevenzel, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA314131

Report Date : 19 SEP 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A detailed description of the design and construction of a 5.5-kw water boiler at site Y is given. A 14 percent enriched uranyl nitrate solution in-water is used as the reactor and moderator. The 13.5 liters of solution, containing 870 g of 25, is held in a 1-ft-diam stainless-steel sphere. The tamper consists of a BeO core surrounded by graphite. A thermal column is connected to one side of the tamper. The operation and performance of the boiler are described.

Descriptors :   *BOILERS, *BOILING WATER REACTORS, HIGH POWER, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), IONIZATION CHAMBERS, NEUTRONS, NITRATES, REACTOR FUEL RODS, URANIUM COMPOUNDS, REACTOR SHIELDING MATERIALS, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, THERMAL COLUMN, REACTOR CORES, ENRICHED FUEL REACTORS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Fission Reactors(power)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE