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Pressurizer with a mechanically attached surge nozzle thermal sleeve

United States Patent

March 25, 2014
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A thermal sleeve is mechanically attached to the bore of a surge nozzle of a pressurizer for the primary circuit of a pressurized water reactor steam generating system. The thermal sleeve is attached with a series of keys and slots which maintain the thermal sleeve centered in the nozzle while permitting thermal growth and restricting flow between the sleeve and the interior wall of the nozzle.
Wepfer; Robert M. (Export, PA)
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, PA)
12/ 967,167
December 14, 2010
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC07-07ID14779 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.