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IEE Power Division: Chairman's address. The prototype fast reactor Dounreay¿some interesting aspects of its design and construction

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1 Author(s)
Outram, W.J. ; United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Reactor Group, Warrington, UK

The address deals with some of the more interesting aspects of the design and construction of the prototype fast reactor at Dounreay. These include the bringing together of the primary-vessel components, all of which are supported from the reactor roof, the construction of which involved the use of flotation. A description is included of the rotating shield and its function related to the charge procedures of the reactor. The use of the irradiated-cave facilities is described and some detail is given of some of the special machines within this complex. The details of the electrical installation have been dealt with in a previous address, and little of that is repeated.

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Electrical Engineers, Proceedings of the Institution of  (Volume:122 ,  Issue: 1 )