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Title: Shipping container for fissile material

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a shipping container for the interstate transportation of enriched uranium materials. The shipping container is comprised of a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical-shaped outer vessel lined with thermal insulation. Disposed inside the thermal insulation and spaced apart from the inner walls of the outer vessel is a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical inner vessel impervious to liquid and gaseous substances and having the inner surfaces coated with a layer of cadmium to prevent nuclear criticality. The cadmium is, in turn, lined with a protective shield of high-density urethane for corrosion and wear protection. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5204090
Application Number:
ON: DE85017737; TRN: 85-022962
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-050953; EDB-85-164090
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; CADMIUM; COATINGS; ENRICHED URANIUM; FISSILE MATERIALS; LINERS; THERMAL INSULATION; TRANSPORT; URETHANE; ACTINIDES; CARBAMATES; CARBONIC ACID DERIVATIVES; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; ELEMENTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; ISOTOPE ENRICHED MATERIALS; MATERIALS; METALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; URANIUM; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 420204 - Engineering- Shipping Containers

Citation Formats

Crowder, H.E. Shipping container for fissile material. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Crowder, H.E. Shipping container for fissile material. United States.
Crowder, H.E. Mon . "Shipping container for fissile material". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a shipping container for the interstate transportation of enriched uranium materials. The shipping container is comprised of a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical-shaped outer vessel lined with thermal insulation. Disposed inside the thermal insulation and spaced apart from the inner walls of the outer vessel is a rigid, high-strength, cylindrical inner vessel impervious to liquid and gaseous substances and having the inner surfaces coated with a layer of cadmium to prevent nuclear criticality. The cadmium is, in turn, lined with a protective shield of high-density urethane for corrosion and wear protection. 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {12}
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