Safety Device Tests in KEWB I

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The feasibility of the electronic-explosive safety device was demonstrated in KEWB-I reactor excursions. It was shown to be a fast, efficient safety system for reactor protection. The safety devices inserted 1.5% negative reactivity into the core region of the KEWB-1 reactor to produce rapid shutdown. The system response time, i.e., that time interval between trip and insertion times, was found to be 4.2 msec. The complete freedom in choice of trip level and the flexibility of device geometry makes the system applicable to many types of reactor and critical assembly. The system does not offer the ultimate in reactor safety ... continued below

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Weeks, C. C. & Fitch, S. H. January 28, 1958.

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The feasibility of the electronic-explosive safety device was demonstrated in KEWB-I reactor excursions. It was shown to be a fast, efficient safety system for reactor protection. The safety devices inserted 1.5% negative reactivity into the core region of the KEWB-1 reactor to produce rapid shutdown. The system response time, i.e., that time interval between trip and insertion times, was found to be 4.2 msec. The complete freedom in choice of trip level and the flexibility of device geometry makes the system applicable to many types of reactor and critical assembly. The system does not offer the ultimate in reactor safety because it is not completely self-contained, but it is a practical, workable system for reactor protection. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58

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  • Report No.: NAA-SR-2476
  • Grant Number: AT-11-1-GEN-8
  • DOI: 10.2172/4343951 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1025012

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Weeks, C. C. & Fitch, S. H. Safety Device Tests in KEWB I, report, January 28, 1958; Canoga Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1025012/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.