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United States Patent Application

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Vessel assemblies, heat transfer units for prefabricated vessels, and methods for heat transfer prefabricated vessel are provided. A heat transfer unit includes a central rod, and a plurality of peripheral rods surrounding the central rod and connected to the central rod. The plurality of peripheral rods are movable between a first collapsed position and a second bowed position, wherein in the second bowed position a midpoint of each of the plurality of peripheral rods is spaced from the central rod relative to in the first position. The heat transfer unit further includes a heat transfer element connected to one of the plurality of peripheral rods.
Tamburello, David A. (Aiken, SC), Kesterson, Matthew R. (Lexington, SC), Hardy, Bruce J. (Graniteville, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken SC)
14/ 104,681
December 12, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.