|7010078||Fuel rod for a nuclear plant and a plenum spring arranged to be provided in such a fuel rod|
The present invention relates to a fuel rod for a nuclear plant and a plenum spring arranged to be provided in a fuel rod. The fuel rod (1) comprises a cladding tube (2) sealed at its ends by end plugs (3, 4), a plurality of fuel pellets (5
|5164156||Method of controlling weld chamber purge and cover gas atmosphere|
A method of controlling the gas atmosphere in a welding chamber includes detecting the absence of a fuel rod from the welding chamber and, in response thereto, initiating the supplying of a flow of argon gas to the chamber to purge air therefrom. Further,...
|4818477||PCI resistant fuel and method and apparatus for controlling reactivity in a reactor core|
A nuclear fuel assembly comprising a plurality of fuel rods, each fuel rod comprising a cladding tube closed at both ends and filled with cylindrical nuclear fuel pellets such as sintered uranium dioxide or uranium plutonium dioxide. All or nearly all of ...
|4699757||Nuclear fuel rod having pellet stack holding means|
A nuclear fuel rod has a sheath closed by end plugs and a stack of fuel pellets in the sheath. The stack is retained in abutment against one of the end plugs during handling of the fuel rod by a radially expandable element having a cross-sectional area in...
|4121972||Nuclear reactor fuel rod|
A nuclear reactor fuel rod formed of a cladding tube, end caps hermetically sealing the tube at both ends thereof, the tube being divided transversely into two longitudinal zones one of which is for receiving a charge of nuclear fuel and the other of whic...
|4106985||Fuel element for a nuclear reactor|
A fuel element for nuclear reactors which has therein a bellows-like member surrounded by a filling gas. The bellows-like member contains a substance such as water or a mixture of water and gas that attains substantially the same temperature as the enviro...
|4011134||Pressurized-coolant reactor fuel rod|
A pressurized-coolant reactor fuel rod comprises a cladding tube having ends closed gas-tightly, the tube internally defining a fuel-containing space and in which nuclear fuel pellets are positioned. The tube contains a fission gas plenum chamber formed b...
|3989590||Pressurized fuel elements for nuclear reactors|
An internally pressurized hermetically clad fuel element for a nuclear reactor having a sealed collapsible capsule within the fuel element plenum. The capsule is controllably collapsed in a buckling mode with increases in plenum pressure to maintain the f...