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A Low Cost Experimental Neutron Chain Reactor Part 2

Description: Description of cooling, shielding, controls are discussed for 100 kw and 1 Mw operation of a low cost experimental neutron chain reactor.
Date: February 5, 1954
Creator: Abernathy, Fred H.; Barrett, Lawrence G.; Berger, William A.; Dever, John A.; Maurer, John F.; Mesler, Russell B. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Intermediate Heat Exchanger Preliminary Design. Vol. 1, IHX Preliminary Design

Description: Preface: The intermediate heat exchanger is designed for operation in a nuclear power plant using liquid sodium as the primary and secondary coolant. Since the primary fluid coming from the reactor is radioactive, the purpose of the IHX is to transfer heat to a nonradioactive fluid which then goes to a steam generator. Because of this activity the until will be enclosed in a concrete pit and will not be accessible during periods of operation. Immediately after shut down it will be necessary to allow time for radioactive decay before the unit will be accessible to personnel. Because of inaccessibility and possible long periods allowed for decay time, it is imperative that the unit give trouble free operation. During periods of shut down, the internals should have easy access for inspection and repair if necessary so that down time is held to a minimum. The general arrangement of the heat exchanger described in this report presents a conventional design utilizing known materials and existing methods of fabrication. In further consideration of all concepts, designs and analyses developed during this period of the program, it is felt that this preliminary design will provide an intermediate sodium heat exchanger of lower cost and more reliable operation.
Date: February 28, 1959
Creator: Alco Products (Firm)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Kanigen, Electroless Nickel Plating for Steam Side of a Sodium Component Steam Generator

Description: Introduction: This is a final report on the evaluation of Kanigen electroless nickel plating for surfaces in contact with water and steam i a sodium heated AISI Type 316 stainless steel steam generator. The purpose of the coasting was to afford protection from stress corrosion cracking originating on the water-steam side of the unit. It has been concluded that the kanigen coating does not afford adequate protection for the services condition intended. This work was performed as part of the research and development program for the United States Atomic Energy Commission sodium Components Design Project.
Date: February 15, 1961
Creator: Alco Products (Firm).
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plutonium Recycle Critical Facility: Final Safeguards Analysis

Description: Report discussing the Plutonium Recycle Critical Facility (PRCF). The reactor, building, associated equipment, operating program, safety, and operating procedures are described.
Date: February 1962
Creator: Anderson, J. K. & Winegardner, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hazards Report for SM-1 Core Temperature and Flow Instrumentation (Task XIV) Covering Special Test Procedures.

Description: Abstract: Test procedures for special tests involving in-core SM-1 temperature and flow instrumentation are described (Task XIV Package Tests). These tests involve in-core steady state flow and temperature measurements, loss of flow transients, load transients, reduced primary system pressure operations and reduced element flow. The thermal and hydraulic conditions prevailing in these tests, including steady state and transient burnout rations, are developed. The effects of reduced system pressure and flow on the burnout ratios are determined as are the expected stuck rod conditions when Task XIV test elements are installed. The effect on the maximum credible accident is included and a recommendation to conduct these Task XIV package tests is made.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Bradley, P. L. & Coombe, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Salt Bath Heat Transfer Rates for Uranium Plate

Description: Experiment to study temperature conditions during a five-minute heating cycle in the annealing of uranium sheets used as fissile material.
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Burditt, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Investigations for an Advanced Engineering Test Reactor

Description: Study carried out to determine a suitable reactor system or systems for the testing of water, gas, and liquid-metal cooled fuel assemblies.
Date: February 22, 1957
Creator: Elgert, O. J.; Leyse, C. F. & Ott, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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1000 MegaWatt Boiling Water Reactor Plant Feasibility Study: Volume 2

Description: From introduction: "Presents the detailed description of a 1000 MW Electric Power Plant employing one or two Boiling Water Reactors as the steam source."
Date: February 14, 1964
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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1000 MegaWatt Boiling Water Reactor Plant Feasibility Study: Volume 3

Description: From introduction: "Contains the appendices and a complete set of drawings related to the 1000 MWe Boiling Water Reactor Plant Feasibility Study performed by the General Electric Company for the United States Atomic Energy Commission."
Date: February 14, 1964
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Methods, System Optimization, and Safety Studies for a 1000 MegaWatt Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor: Task 3 and 5 report of 1000 MegaWatt Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Follow-On Work

Description: From introduction: "Evaluation of trade-off and optimization studies in which numerous design parameters and economic ground-rules are varied to determine the effect on the economics of the reference concept. Selected safety studies."
Date: February 1969
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fission Product Activity in SM-1 Core I Primary System and Surface Contamination on SM-1 Type Fuel Elements. Task XVIII, Phases 2 and 3

Description: Abstract; The fission product data obtained during SM-1 Core I operation (June 1957 - May 1960) is reviewed briefly and interpreted. Evidence is presented to indicate that a fuel element defect was responsible for the high fission product activity level observed in the primary coolant. Relative escape coefficients are calculated and the defect size estimated. Anticipated fission product levels during SM-1 Core II and SM-1A Core I operation are estimated from alpha surface contamination data on completed fuel elements. The importance of in-line sampling for monitoring fission product activity is stressed as well as the need for failed fuel element detection methods.
Date: February 28, 1961
Creator: Hasse, Robert A. & Zegger, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BWR Reference Design for PL-3

Description: Abstract: The natural circulation, direct cycle, boiling water reactor reference design presented in this technical report is the alternate to the preferred preliminary design developed under Phase I of the PL-3 contract. The report presents plant design criteria, summary of plant selection, plant description, reactor and primary system description, thermal and hydraulic analysis, nuclear analysis, control and instrumentation description, shielding description, auxiliary systems, power plant equipment, waste disposal, buildings and tunnels, services, operation and maintenance, logistics, erection, cost information and training program outline.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Humphries, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PWR Preliminary Design for PL-3

Description: Abstract: The pressurized water reactor preliminary design presented in this volume is the preferred design developed under Phase I of the PL-3 contact. This technical report presents plant design criteria, summary of plant selection, plant description, reactor and primary system description, thermal and hydraulic analysis, nuclear analysis, control and instrumentation description, shielding description, auxiliary systems, power plant equipment, waste disposal, buildings and tunnels, services, operation and maintenance, logistics, erection, cost information and a training program outline.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Humphries, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Critical Mass Studies of Plutonium Solutions

Description: Chain reacting conditions for plutonium nitrate in water solution have been examined experimentally for a variety of sizes of spheres and cylinders.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Kruesi, F. E.; Erkman, J. O. & Lanning, D. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Addendum to the Spert IV Hazards Summary Report: Capsule Driver Core

Description: From abstract: "explain all important features pertaining to a new pulsed irradiation reactor, the Capsule Driver, Core, and to analyze the potential problems and hazards of operating this reactor in the existing Spert IV facility."
Date: February 1965
Creator: Miller, R. W.; McCardell, Richard K. & Lagier, T. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fuels and Materials Development Program Quarterly Progress Report, September 30, 1968

Description: From Foreword: "Report containing information about ongoing research and development taking place in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Fuels and Materials Development Program. This includes a series of test reports covering such subjects as reactor fuels, the development of nitride fuels, and the effects of radiation on structural materials."
Date: February 1969
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Metals and Ceramics Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Decontamination Program Task II. Volume III, Recommended Procedure for Decontamination of a Stainless Steel Steam Generator

Description: Abstract: A decontamination procedure for a stainless steel steam generator similar to the APPR-1 using a fill-flush application of a caustic permanganate-citrate combination solution is recommended. The isolation of the steam generator is to be accomplished by means of specially designed plugs at the reactor vessel outlet and at the primary coolant pumps. Anticipated results, including corrosion rates and decontamination factors, are presented.
Date: February 13, 1959
Creator: Pancer, Guyon P. & Zegger, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Test Reactor Servo Regulator Rod Test Program

Description: From abstract: "Verify rod mechanism characteristics reported by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, demonstrate that rod mechanism characteristics were compatible with reactor kinetics and that over-all reactor system behavior was stable, and to recommend system modifications needed for satisfactory performance."
Date: February 1964
Creator: Pickett, R. T., III
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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