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Title: Fail-safe storage rack for irradiated fuel rod assemblies

Abstract

A fail-safe storage rack is provided for interim storage of spent but radioactive nuclear fuel rod assemblies. The rack consists of a checkerboard array of substantially square, elongate receiving tubes fully enclosed by a double walled container, the outer wall of which is imperforate for liquid containment and the inner wall of which is provided with perforations for admitting moderator liquid flow to the elongate receiving tubes, the liquid serving to take up waste heat from the stored nuclear assemblies and dissipate same to the ambient liquid reservoir. A perforated cover sealing the rack facilitates cooling liquid entry and dissipation.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Pocatello, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868705
Patent Number(s):
US 5196161
Assignee:
United States of America as repsented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fail-safe; storage; rack; irradiated; fuel; rod; assemblies; provided; interim; spent; radioactive; nuclear; consists; checkerboard; array; substantially; square; elongate; receiving; tubes; enclosed; double; walled; container; outer; wall; imperforate; liquid; containment; inner; perforations; admitting; moderator; flow; serving; waste; heat; stored; dissipate; ambient; reservoir; perforated; cover; sealing; facilitates; cooling; entry; dissipation; radioactive nuclear; cooling liquid; waste heat; liquid flow; outer wall; inner wall; nuclear fuel; fuel rod; double wall; irradiated fuel; rod assemblies; perforated cover; stored nuclear; storage rack; liquid containment; interim storage; fail-safe storage; double walled; /376/

Citation Formats

Lewis, Donald R. Fail-safe storage rack for irradiated fuel rod assemblies. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lewis, Donald R. Fail-safe storage rack for irradiated fuel rod assemblies. United States.
Lewis, Donald R. Fri . "Fail-safe storage rack for irradiated fuel rod assemblies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868705.
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abstractNote = {A fail-safe storage rack is provided for interim storage of spent but radioactive nuclear fuel rod assemblies. The rack consists of a checkerboard array of substantially square, elongate receiving tubes fully enclosed by a double walled container, the outer wall of which is imperforate for liquid containment and the inner wall of which is provided with perforations for admitting moderator liquid flow to the elongate receiving tubes, the liquid serving to take up waste heat from the stored nuclear assemblies and dissipate same to the ambient liquid reservoir. A perforated cover sealing the rack facilitates cooling liquid entry and dissipation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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