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Use of Out-of-Core Sensors in Reactors

The application of nuclear instrumentation demands an understanding of the behavior of a reactor. Because power density varies with position in the reactor, an average power measurement is needed. Out-of-core detectors are con­sidered to be spatially averaging and are discussed here from this viewpoint. Detectors for measuring spatial variations in nuclear fluxes are discussed in Chap. 3. Out-of-core detectors are […]

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Nuclear power technology has reached the stage where there are “accepted practices” m many aspects of reactor design and construction The systems of instrumentation used in reactors of a specific type have more common features than differences Changes are gradual and evolu­tionary What is accepted practice today will be recognized as good practice for some years to come This does […]

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