control rod

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a steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction

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TOKYO, June 9 (KUNA) -- A nuclear reactor on South Korea's eastern coast was temporarily shut down Monday due to a problem in one of its control rods, Seoul's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing operators.
6) Boron is the main material that goes into control rods used to halt or slow fission reactions in nuclear reactors.
Pull the control rod down so the stopper pops up (that way you'll be able to grab it when it's loose).
Size of the unit is reduced, by replacing the conventional control rod with a moving cursor.
2319 Monday GMT) after a warning signal indicated a malfunction in the control rod, which was used to control the rate of fission of nuclear materials.
7 billion technology, engineering and construction major, L&T has been engaged in manufacturing critical nuclear components like nuclear reactors, steam generators, control rod drive mechanisms, heat exchangers, valves and NSSS piplines for the past four decades.
The HCU moderates reactivity levels by managing the location of control rod blades within the reactor core.
5 kv, 200-kv bil with load break attachments, with interrupter shunt allowing for a distance of 2-5/8" of separation between the interrupter trip arm and the switch blade interrupter pickup arm, with control rod and bell crank as described in subarticle 4d of division f2.
engineers will start putting the control rod into the No.
It's also important that the pitch beam, inboard retention plate and outboard retention plate and each pitch control rod are marked with correct color, too.
Secondary Control Element Assembly Position Indication System to monitor and manage the critical control rod functions
For the nuclear utility industry, it supplies reactor coolant pumps, seals, motors and control rod drive mechanisms.