Definition of control rod in English:

control rod

Line breaks: con|trol rod


  • A rod of a neutron-absorbing substance used to vary the output power of a nuclear reactor.
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    • The valve includes a valve body for closing or opening the control path; a control rod; and a rod passage receiving the control rod.
    • The critical factor here is the setting of the rear control rod, which checks the toe-in.
    • Replacing the water heater's magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or another metal may improve the situation.

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