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Title: Horizontal modular dry irradiated fuel storage system

Abstract

A horizontal, modular, dry, irradiated fuel storage system (10) includes a thin-walled canister (12) for containing irradiated fuel assemblies (20), which canister (12) can be positioned in a transfer cask (14) and transported in a horizontal manner from a fuel storage pool (18), to an intermediate-term storage facility. The storage system (10) includes a plurality of dry storage modules (26) which accept the canister (12) from the transfer cask (14) and provide for appropriate shielding about the canister (12). Each module (26) also provides for air cooling of the canister (12) to remove the decay heat of the irradiated fuel assemblies (20). The modules (26) can be interlocked so that each module (26) gains additional shielding from the next adjacent module (26). Hydraulic rams (30) are provided for inserting and removing the canisters (12) from the modules (26).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (San Jose, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
866749
Patent Number(s):
US 4780269
Assignee:
Nutech, Inc. (San Jose, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
BG8319AG
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
horizontal; modular; dry; irradiated; fuel; storage; 10; thin-walled; canister; 12; containing; assemblies; 20; positioned; transfer; cask; 14; transported; manner; pool; 18; intermediate-term; facility; plurality; modules; 26; accept; provide; appropriate; shielding; module; provides; air; cooling; remove; decay; heat; interlocked; additional; adjacent; hydraulic; rams; 30; provided; inserting; removing; canisters; term storage; storage module; decay heat; fuel assemblies; irradiated fuel; air cooling; fuel storage; adjacent module; /376/220/250/976/

Citation Formats

Fischer, Larry E., McInnes, Ian D., and Massey, John V. Horizontal modular dry irradiated fuel storage system. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Fischer, Larry E., McInnes, Ian D., & Massey, John V. Horizontal modular dry irradiated fuel storage system. United States.
Fischer, Larry E., McInnes, Ian D., and Massey, John V. Fri . "Horizontal modular dry irradiated fuel storage system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866749.
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title = {Horizontal modular dry irradiated fuel storage system},
author = {Fischer, Larry E. and McInnes, Ian D. and Massey, John V.},
abstractNote = {A horizontal, modular, dry, irradiated fuel storage system (10) includes a thin-walled canister (12) for containing irradiated fuel assemblies (20), which canister (12) can be positioned in a transfer cask (14) and transported in a horizontal manner from a fuel storage pool (18), to an intermediate-term storage facility. The storage system (10) includes a plurality of dry storage modules (26) which accept the canister (12) from the transfer cask (14) and provide for appropriate shielding about the canister (12). Each module (26) also provides for air cooling of the canister (12) to remove the decay heat of the irradiated fuel assemblies (20). The modules (26) can be interlocked so that each module (26) gains additional shielding from the next adjacent module (26). Hydraulic rams (30) are provided for inserting and removing the canisters (12) from the modules (26).},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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