Space Saver Flanged Joint for a Nuclear Reactor Vessel, US 9,892,806 B2, 2018 (SMR-160)

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Joseph Rajkumar
Date of Publication: March 26, 2015
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: SMR-160
Docket NumberHOL-062
Application Number: 15,859,934
Publication Number: US 2018/0144838 A1
Patent Number:

Prior Publication Data: Provisional application No. 14/398,946, previously published on on March 26, 2015 as US 2015/0085965 A1, and now Patent No. US 9,892,806 B2.

Related U.S. Publication Data: Provisional application No. 61/642,614, filed on May 4, 2012.

International Publication Number:  WO 2013/188018 A1
International Publication Date: December 19, 2013
International Application Number: PCT/US2013/039743

Abstract: A nuclear steam supply system includes an elongated reactor vessel having an internal cavity with a central axis, a reactor core having nuclear fuel disposed within the internal cavity, and a steam generating vessel having at least one heat exchanger section, the steam generating vessel being fluidicly coupled to the reactor vessel. The reactor vessel includes a shell having an upper flange portion and a head having a head flange portion. The upper flange portion is coupled to the head flange portion, wherein the upper flange portion extends into the internal cavity, and the head flange portion extends outward from the internal cavity.