Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Joseph Rajkumar, Indresh Rampall
Date: Mar. 29, 2022
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: SMR Inventec, LLC
Equipment Type: SMR-160
Docket Number: HOL-080
Application Number: 16/695,102
Patent Number: US 11,289,219 B2

Prior Publication Data: US 2020/0135349 A1

Related U.S. Application Data:

  • Continuation of application No. 15/713,631, filed on Sep. 26, 2017, now Pat. No. US 10,580,539 B2, which is a division of application No. 14/771,018, filed as application No. PCT/US2014/019042 on Feb. 27, 2014, now Pat. No.  US 9,773,576 B2.
  • Provisional application No. 61/770,213, filed on February 27, 2013.

European Patent No. EP 2 962 306 B1
Dated:  Sept. 5, 2018

Abstract: A nuclear reactor in one embodiment includes a cylindrical, body having an internal cavity, a nuclear fuel core, and a shroud disposed in the cavity. The shroud comprises an inner shell, an outer shell and a plurality of intermediate shells disposed between the inner and outer shells. Pluralities of annular cavities are formed between the inner and outer shells which are filled with primary coolant such as demineralized water. The coolant-filled annular cavities may be sealed at the top and bottom and provide an insulating effect to the shroud. In one embodiment, the shroud may comprise a plurality of vertically-stacked self-supported shroud segments which are coupled together.