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Title: Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies

Abstract

The apparatus of the present invention is a plate of neutron absorbing material. The plate may have a releasable locking feature permitting the plate to be secured within a nuclear fuel assembly between nuclear fuel rods during storage or transportation then removed for further use or destruction. The method of the present invention has the step of placing a plate of neutron absorbing material between nuclear fuel rods within a nuclear fuel assembly, preferably between the two outermost columns of nuclear fuel rods. Additionally, the plate may be releasably locked in place.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868712
Patent Number(s):
US 5198183
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; close; packing; nuclear; fuel; assemblies; plate; neutron; absorbing; material; releasable; locking; feature; permitting; secured; assembly; rods; storage; transportation; removed; destruction; step; placing; preferably; outermost; columns; additionally; releasably; locked; fuel rods; fuel assemblies; absorbing material; nuclear fuel; fuel assembly; fuel rod; neutron absorbing; sorbing material; /376/

Citation Formats

Newman, Darrell F. Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Newman, Darrell F. Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies. United States.
Newman, Darrell F. Fri . "Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868712.
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abstractNote = {The apparatus of the present invention is a plate of neutron absorbing material. The plate may have a releasable locking feature permitting the plate to be secured within a nuclear fuel assembly between nuclear fuel rods during storage or transportation then removed for further use or destruction. The method of the present invention has the step of placing a plate of neutron absorbing material between nuclear fuel rods within a nuclear fuel assembly, preferably between the two outermost columns of nuclear fuel rods. Additionally, the plate may be releasably locked in place.},
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year = {1993},
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