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Space nuclear system volume accumulator development (SNAP program)The engineering, design, and fabrication status of the volume accumulator units to be employed in the NaK primary and secondary coolant loops of the 5-kwe reactor thermoelectric system are described. Three identical VAU's are required - two for the primary coolant loop, and one for the secondary coolant loop. The VAU's utilize nested-formed bellows as the flexing member, are hermetically sealed, provide double containment and utilize a combination of gas pressure force and bellows spring force to obtain the desired pressure regulation of the coolant loops. All parts of the VAU, except the NaK inlet tube, are to be fabricated from Inconel 718.
Document ID
19730018855
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Whitaker, W. D. (Atomics International Div. Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Shimazaki, T. T. (Atomics International Div. Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
June 30, 1973
Subject Category
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-121245
AI-AEC-13090
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER C-21030-C
CONTRACT_GRANT: AT(04-3)-701
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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