reactor vessel


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reactor vessel

n.
The protective containment vessel surrounding the nuclear fission core in a nuclear reactor.
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As a result, they are marginally subjected to mechanical stresses and have no negative impact on the reactor vessel s structural integrity.
Sheikh Hamdan signed the base of the reactor vessel before it was placed inside the Unit 2 reactor containment building.
The safe and successful installation of Enec's second Reactor Vessel is the culmination of many months of hard work and dedication to the highest standards of safety and quality from our team.
MHI has previously delivered three replacement reactor vessel closure heads (RRVCHs) and replacement control rod drive mechanisms (CRDM) to Ringhals.
A special polar crane, which is used to install the reactor vessel and steam generators as well as other large equipment, will then be installed.
This cooling water has no connection to the cooling of the reactor vessel.
The thermometer was deemed unavailable for use when it showed an abnormally high electrical resistance level following a sudden increase of temperatures to 60 C on Saturday morning, leaving only one temperature measurement device working properly at the bottom of the reactor vessel, the utility said.
The check assembly of the reactor vessel internals and the cover of the upper unit is one of the final stages in the manufacturing process of the reactor vessel prior to delivery to the customer.
13] neutrons from the bottom area of the reactor vessel are directed into the lower hemisphere.
ARMS consists of a clear Plexiglas reactor vessel, filled with 115 tubes (dubbed "membranes") that are home to a community of bacteria.
Before the sampling operation, the sample chamber is located inside the reactor vessel and is continually immersed in the product.
After the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) allowed Davis-Besse to delay shutting down to inspect its reactor vessel for cracked tubing, the plant found that leakage from these tubes had caused extensive corrosion on the vessel head--a vital barrier preventing a radioactive release.