Patent Number: 6,305,651

Title: Retaining apparatus and method for use in a nuclear reactor

Abstract: A bracket (48) for mounting a pipe (20) to a wall (22) in a nuclear reactor, having a first flange (54) and a second flange (56) adapted to slideably engage grooves (40) in studs (26) and (28) that are connected to wall (22), and a first fastener (74) adjacent the first flange (54) and a second fastener (76) adjacent the second flange (56), the fasteners (74) and (76) being moveable to a closed position wherein they retain the bracket (48) on the studs (26) and (28) when the bracket is in the installed condition, and methods for using the bracket (48) to replace an installed pipe (20) and to install a new pipe (20).

Inventors: Wivagg; Adrian P. (Tolland, CT)

Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

International Classification: F16L 3/02 (20060101); F16L 3/04 (20060101); G21C 17/017 (20060101); F16L 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018