Patent Number: 6,295,329

Title: Apparatus and method for handling reactor-internal equipments

Abstract: A reactor-internal equipment handling apparatus which is capable of reducing work required to load/unload control rods, fuel supports, and control rod guide tubes, includes a control rod holding unit (16) for releasably holding a control rod (7) which is loaded into a reactor vessel (1), and fuel support/control rod guide tube holding unit (17) for releasably holding a fuel support (8) which supports a bottom end of a fuel assembly (10) and a control rod guide tube (6) on which the fuel support (8) is placed. The control rod holding unit (16) and the fuel support/control rod guide tube holding unit (17) are fitted to a main body frame (26) which can be hoisted down inside the reactor vessel (1).

Inventors: Maehara; Takeshi (Yokohama, JP), Soma; Koichi (Yokohama, JP), Sakamaki; Kazuo (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G21C 19/02 (20060101); G21C 19/10 (20060101); G21C 019/10 (); G21C 019/19 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018