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Title: SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Abstract

A shipping container is described for transponting a large number of radioactive nuclear fuel element modules which produce a substantial amount of heat. The container comprises a primary pressure vessel and shield, and a rotatable head having an access port that can be indexed with module holders in the container. In order to remove heat generated in the fuel eleme nts, a heat exchanger is arranged within the container and in contact with a heat exchange fluid therein. The heat exchanger communicates with additional external heat exchangers, which dissipate heat to the atmosphere. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4723538
Patent Number(s):
3073961
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
NSA Number:
NSA-17-008488
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; ATMOSPHERE; COOLING; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER; JOINTS; PRESSURE VESSELS; RADIOACTIVITY; ROTATION; SEALS; SHIELDING; THERMAL RADIATION; TRANSPORT; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Nachbar, H D, Biggs, B B, Tariello, P J, and George, K O. SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Nachbar, H D, Biggs, B B, Tariello, P J, & George, K O. SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL. United States.
Nachbar, H D, Biggs, B B, Tariello, P J, and George, K O. Tue . "SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL". United States.
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title = {SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL},
author = {Nachbar, H D and Biggs, B B and Tariello, P J and George, K O},
abstractNote = {A shipping container is described for transponting a large number of radioactive nuclear fuel element modules which produce a substantial amount of heat. The container comprises a primary pressure vessel and shield, and a rotatable head having an access port that can be indexed with module holders in the container. In order to remove heat generated in the fuel eleme nts, a heat exchanger is arranged within the container and in contact with a heat exchange fluid therein. The heat exchanger communicates with additional external heat exchangers, which dissipate heat to the atmosphere. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {1}
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