Metal seals in advanced nuclear reactor technologies


In the domain of nuclear energy, particularly within the context of small nuclear reactors (SMRs) and micro modular reactors (MMRs), the importance of resilient metal seals cannot be overstated. 

These seals are fundamental to maintaining the high levels of precision and reliability required in nuclear fusion operations, paralleling the critical role they play in spacecraft engineering.

In both applications, metal seals are tasked with the crucial function of maintaining closed environments under extreme conditions. For spacecraft, this means preserving internal atmospheres and protecting against the hostile expanse of space. Similarly, in nuclear reactors, these seals are indispensable for containing radioactive materials and ensuring operational integrity under immense thermal and pressure stresses.

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