DEL NOVA VIS S.R.L.
|DEL NOVA VIS S.R.L. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100290579||NUCLEAR REACTOR, IN PARTICULAR POOL-TYPE NUCLEAR REACTOR, WITH NEW-CONCEPT FUEL ELEMENTS - The present invention relates to a nuclear reactor, in particular a pool-type nuclear reactor cooled with liquid metal (for example, a heavy metal such as lead or lead-bismuth eutectic) or with sodium or molten salts, having a core formed by a bundle of fuel elements and immersed in a primary fluid circulating between the core and at least one heat exchanger; the fuel elements extend along respective parallel longitudinal axes and have respective bottom active parts immersed in the primary fluid to constitute the core, and respective service parts that extend at the top from the active parts and emerge from the primary fluid; the fuel elements are mechanically supported via respective top end heads anchored to supporting structures and can be operated via handling machines.||11-18-2010|
|20100226471||SYSTEM FOR EVACUATING THE RESIDUAL HEAT FROM A LIQUID METAL OR MOLTEN SALTS COOLED NUCLEAR REACTOR - A system for evacuating the residual heat from a nuclear reactor cooled with liquid metal or molten salts has two types of heat exchangers immersed in the primary fluid of the reactor: heat exchangers with higher power density, which use boiling water as secondary cooling fluid and are particularly suitable for evacuating the residual heat in the first days after turning-off of the reactor; and heat exchangers operating with atmospheric air or with water and suitable for evacuating the residual heat for indefinite periods of time. Both types of heat exchangers present a bundle of heat-exchange elements, shaped in such a way that the secondary fluid circulating in each element is separated from the primary fluid of the reactor by a double wall of the element, which delimits a gap introduced in which is a pressurized inert gas having the function of continuous monitoring of the integrity of the heat exchanger and of thermal resistance calibrated for preventing solidification of the primary fluid of the reactor in the heat exchanger.||09-09-2010|