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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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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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Supplemental Report on New Production Reactor Power Plant Economic Feasibility Study: Volume 1-S

Description: From purpose and scope of study: This report contains a primary study based on estimated loads and resources deemed most likely to occur and a secondary study based on the sale by the summer of 1961 of an additional 400 MW of power to industries resulting in an equal increase in loads.
Date: February 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Evaluation of a Sodium-to-Sodium Heliflow Heat Exchanger at Temperatures up to 1200°F

Description: Abstract: Because of the outstanding heat transfer efficiency of sodium, it is necessary in sodium-cooled reactors to consider and attempt to prevent the occurrence of adverse stresses as a result of thermal transients in the system.
Date: February 28, 1961
Creator: McDonald, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design Modifications to the SRE during FY 1960

Description: Abstract: The means to prevent the recurrence of tetralin leakage into the SRE sodium systems are discussed. Included is a description of the redesign of system components to utilize alternate coolants such as nitrogen, air, and NaK.
Date: February 15, 1961
Creator: Deegan, G. E.; Dermer, M. D.; Flanagan, J. S.; Gower, G. C.; Hall, R. J.; Hinze, R. B. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mechanical Properties of Zircaloy-2

Description: Abstract: The mechanical and physical properties of Zircaloy-2 were determined as a function of five test variables: temperature, grain size, direction to rolling, hydrogen content, and the presence or absence of a notch.
Date: February 1, 1961
Creator: Mehan, R. L. & Wiesinger, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Iron- and Nickel-Base Alloys for Medium and High Temperature Reactor Applications, Part 1

Description: Report discussing the evaluation of the "behavior of austenitic and ferritic stainless steels, iron-chromium-aluminum base alloys and nickel-base superalloys, in medium and high temperature simulated reactor environments" (p. 2).
Date: February 1961
Creator: Pessl, H. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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