Space Saver Flanged Joint for a Nuclear Reactor Vessel

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Joseph Rajkumar
Date of Publication: March 26, 2015
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: US, International
Equipment Type: SMR-160
Docket NumberHOL-062
Publication NumberUS 2015/0085965 A1WO 2013/188018 A1
Application Number: 14/398,946
Patent Number(s):

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

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.