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Nuclear fuel assembly debris filter

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5094802.

A nuclear fuel assembly with a debris filter. The lower end fitting of the fuel assembly has a stamped plate attached thereto that serves as a debris filter immediately upstream of the fuel rods. The stamped plate is provided with a plurality of flow holes in a size and pattern that provides filtration of debris damaging to the fuel rods while maintaining adequate coolant flow through the fuel assembly.

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