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reactor vessel

noun
1.
the container surrounding and protecting the core of a nuclear reactor.
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  • The reactor vessel would burst into a primary containment vessel, which would limit the immediate spread of radioactive materials.
  • The tank above the reactor is a large tank of water that gradually releases water into the reactor vessel.
  • The reactor vessel level during shutdown operation is important in maintaining cold shutdown conditions.
  • They are placed in long metal rods inside a reactor vessel, which is enclosed in a concrete and steel containment building.
  • The process is, typically, much faster than steam reforming and requires a smaller reactor vessel.
  • Irradiated reactor vessel components not able to eventually being disposed of with the reactor vessel have been removed.
  • Foreign material was found on the reactor vessel internals lower core plate.
  • Inadvertent lowering of reactor vessel level in mid-loop due to operator inattention.

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