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Nuclear reactor support and seismic restraint with in-vessel core retention cooling features

United States Patent

January 23, 2018
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A nuclear reactor including a lateral seismic restraint with a vertically oriented pin attached to the lower vessel head and a mating pin socket attached to the floor. Thermally insulating materials are disposed alongside the exterior surface of a lower portion of the reactor pressure vessel including at least the lower vessel head.
Edwards; Tyler A (Lynchburg, VA), Edwards; Michael J (Forest, VA)
BWXT mPower, Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
14/ 299,268
June 9, 2014
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NE0000583 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.