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Inventor:
Gordon; Gerald M.
Address:
Soquel, CA
No. of patents:
15
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
5539794 Reduction of manganese content of stainless alloys to mitigate corrosion of neighboring in-core July 23, 1996
An improved stainless steel composition and an improved stainless Ni-based alloy are disclosed for use in nuclear reactor environments. The improved stainless alloys include a stainless steel and a stainless nickel based alloy that are particularly well adapted for use in reactor compone
5515406 Internal passive catalytic ammonia converter for reduction of main steam dose rate associated wi May 7, 1996
A passive catalytic ammonia converter operating in the water/steam mixture exiting the core of a boiling water reactor. The catalytic ammonia converter is made of catalytic material arranged and situated such that substantially all of the water/steam mixture entering the water/steam
5465278 Shroud electrochemical potential monitor November 7, 1995
A method and an apparatus for measuring the degree of intergranular stress corrosion cracking protection in the area of the core shroud weldments. Electrochemical potential sensors are attached to the shroud wall and the upper core spray line at locations near the actual weld surface of
5392325 Method and apparatus for local protection of piping systems from stress corrosion cracking February 21, 1995
A catalytic recombiner device for reacting two or more molecular species having dilute concentrations in fluids flowing in pipes at elevated temperatures. The species are stable in the bulk fluid, but because of a high electrochemical potential, the species create conditions favorable to
5369675 Remote load activating mechanisms November 29, 1994
Electrically controlled load activating mechanisms that can be used inside the containment vessel of a nuclear reactor in conjunction with bellows-loaded DCB crack growth sensors installed inside the reactor pressure vessel or piping of a nuclear reactor. One mechanism is a liquid-fi
5171517 Method for monitoring corrosion on a member in a nuclear reactor core December 15, 1992
An apparatus and method for monitoring corrosion to members within the core of a nuclear reactor, particularly fuel rod cladding. A sensor means is submerged inside the core of a nuclear reactor near the member or fuel rods. The sensor means is comprised of a generally cylindrical sectio
5122330 Sensor for monitoring corrosion on a member in a nuclear reactor core June 16, 1992
An apparatus and method for monitoring corrosion to members within the core of a nuclear reactor, particularly fuel rod cladding. A sensor means is submerged inside the core of a nuclear reactor near the member of fuel rods. The sensor means is comprised of a generally cylindrical sectio
4950449 Inhibition of radioactive cobalt deposition in water-cooled nuclear reactors August 21, 1990
Deposition of radioactive cobalt on the interior surfaces of a water-cooled nuclear reactor and intergranular stress corrosion cracking are inhibited or substantially prevented by the continuous injection of zinc oxide to the reactor water. The zinc oxide may be prepared in the form of a
4929412 Control rod May 29, 1990
An apparatus and process for control rod assembly and construction for a nuclear reactor is disclosed wherein the control rod is of cruciform configuration having a plurality of and preferably four flat planar members. Each planar member is made up with an assembly of square cross se
4902470 Control rod February 20, 1990
An apparatus and process for control rod assembly and construction for a nuclear reactor is disclosed wherein the control rod is of cruciform configuration having a plurality of and preferably four flat planar members. Each planar member is made up with an assembly of square cross se
4878962 Treatment for inhibiting irradiation induced stress corrosion cracking in austenitic stainless s November 7, 1989
A heat treatment method for inhibiting irradiation induced stress corrosion cracking in stainless steel and related nickel-chromium alloys.
4863682 Austenitic stainless steel alloy September 5, 1989
A chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel alloy composition, including specific proportions of carbon with a combination of niobium and tantalum.
4861544 BWR control rod August 29, 1989
In a control rod for a nuclear reactor having a cruciform shape with four flat planar members, an improved membrane for safeguarding against crevice cracking corrosion is disclosed. Each of the four flat planar members of the control rod is fabricated from side-by-side tubular members co
4699671 Treatment for overcoming irradiation induced stress corrosion cracking in austenitic alloys such October 13, 1987
Stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel or nickel-based alloys attributable at least in part to exposure to irradiation is reduced with a specific heat treatment.
4628252 Corrosive impurity sensor December 9, 1986
A sensor apparatus cooperates with an electrical system capable of delivering power to and receiving signals from the sensor. A cable housing insulated wires is connected to the sensor and disposed in proximity to a fluid possibly containing a corrosive impurity. Corrosion detecting










 
 
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