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Title: Clamshell closure for metal drum

Abstract

Closure ring to retain a lid in contact with a metal drum in central C-section conforming to the contact area between a lid and the rim of a drum and further having a radially inwardly directed flange and a vertically downwardly directed flange attached to the opposite ends of the C-section. The additional flanges reinforce the top of the drum by reducing deformation when the drum is dropped and maintain the lid in contact with the drum. The invention is particularly valuable in transportation and storage of fissile material.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160129
Patent Number(s):
8,844,748
Application Number:
11/130,043
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2005 May 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Blanton, Paul S. Clamshell closure for metal drum. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Blanton, Paul S. Clamshell closure for metal drum. United States.
Blanton, Paul S. Tue . "Clamshell closure for metal drum". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160129.
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Works referenced in this record:

Response of Conventional Ring Closures of Drum Type Packages to Regulatory Drop Tests With Application to the 9974/9975 Package
conference, August 2008

  • Blanton, Paul S.; Smith, Allen C.
  • ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Transportation, Storage, and Disposal of Radioactive Materials
  • DOI: 10.1115/PVP2002-1617