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Pressure vessel sliding support unit and system using the sliding support unit

United States Patent

January 15, 2013
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Provided is a sliding support and a system using the sliding support unit. The sliding support unit may include a fulcrum capture configured to attach to a support flange, a fulcrum support configured to attach to the fulcrum capture, and a baseplate block configured to support the fulcrum support. The system using the sliding support unit may include a pressure vessel, a pedestal bracket, and a plurality of sliding support units.
Breach; Michael R. (Leland, NC), Keck; David J. (Wilmington, NC), Deaver; Gerald A. (Wilmington, NC)
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC)
12/ 541,493
August 14, 2009
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC07-071D14778, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.