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Reactor cavity seal joint

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5272732.

A permanent annular ring seal and refueling deck assembly providing an effective water barrier over the annular space between a nuclear reactor vessel flange and a surrounding annular ledge includes annular platform, a support and a joint seal.The joint seal has an upper straight walled cylindrical section and a lower flexible coil or arcuate shaped section which provides for greater accommodation of vessel radial, axial and rotational movements, and reduces joint stress.

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