STP223

    Helium Leak Detector Test for Nuclear Reactor Welds

    Published: Jan 1958


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    Abstract

    The helium leak detector test provides a method for detecting the presence of minute holes, cracks, fissures, and similar defects in the jackets of reactor fuel elements which would allow moisture to penetrate to the uranium during reactor operation.


    Author Information:

    Barnes, A. H.
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.

    Smith, F. A.
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.

    Wimunc, E. A.
    Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill.


    Paper ID: STP42010S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42010S


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