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UV Viewing through sodium coolant
T980001 UV Viewing through sodium coolant
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Inventor: Minnick, et al.
Date Issued: March 6, 1979
Application: 05/811,012
Filed: June 29, 1977
Inventors: Minnick; Lawrence E. (Los Altos Hills, CA)
Pack; Randall W. (Redwood City, CA)
Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, CA)
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U.S. Class: 376/248; 976/DIG.235
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International Class: G21C 17/08
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Abstract: sodium-immersed components in a nuclear reactor are rendered observable by illumination with radiation in the ultraviolet (UV) sprectrum and by detecting reflected radiation through a UV scanning means, such as a television type camera sensitive to UV radiation. The UV scanning means may be adapted to be immersed in molten sodium coolant to facilitate observation of selected locations within the nuclear reactor. Real-time images may be provided for monitoring reactor operation and remotely-controlled reactor maintenance operations.
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