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WESTINGHOUSE Electrical SWEDEN AB | Date: 2011-05-10

The invention refers to a fuel assembly comprising a lower end structure, an upper end structure including a top nozzle (


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WESTINGHOUSE Electrical SWEDEN AB | Date: 2011-04-08

The invention concerns a control rod configured for a nuclear power light water reactor of the BWR or PWR kind. The control rod contains absorber material. At least 50%, with respect to weight, of the absorber material that is in the control rod is in the form of hafnium hydride. The invention also concerns the use of such a control rod during operation in a nuclear power light water reactor of the BWR or PWR kind.


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WESTINGHOUSE Electrical SWEDEN AB | Date: 2011-02-23

The invention regards a neutron absorbing component (


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WESTINGHOUSE Electrical SWEDEN AB | Date: 2012-08-16

A device for submersibly cleaning surfaces inside a nuclear reactor includes a pump and a nozzle connected to said pump. The nozzle is arranged to face surfaces to be cleaned. The device includes cleaning means capable of removing debris on surfaces to be cleaned. The device includes adjustable flotation means, capable of adjusting the flotation capability of the device depending on a type of cleaning application.


Patent
WESTINGHOUSE Electrical SWEDEN AB | Date: 2011-02-23

The invention relates to a fuel component and a method for manufacturing of a fuel component. The fuel component is adapted to be used in fission reactors. The fuel component comprises a core consisting of a first material, and a layer consisting of a second material. The layer encloses at least partly the core. The first material comprises a fissile substance. The fuel component comprises an intermediate layer between the core and the layer. The intermediate layer has a material gradient that comprises a decrease of the concentration of the first material from the core to the layer and an increase of the concentration of the second material from the core to the layer.

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