Procedure for extrareactor heating of the electrodes and measurement of the current-voltage characteristics of thermionic multielement power-generating fuel channels
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A method has been developed for performing extrareactor preloop tests of multielement PGCs by the reverse-current method. An experimental stand equipped with electronic apparatus was developed. Extra reactor tests of single- and multi-element thermionic converters and PGCs with a thermal power of 1–3 kW and cesium vapor pressure of 3–5 hPa were performed. The preloop tests of multielement PGCs by the reverse-current method on thermal stands make it possible to diagnose the quality of a part efficiently at minimum cost.
KeywordsVapor Pressure Cesium Minimum Cost Thermal Power Reactor Test
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