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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:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6160235
Patent Number(s):
5198183
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-847456
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 6 Mar 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; DESIGN; FASTENERS; PLATES; POSITIONING; STORAGE; TRANSPORT; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Newman, D F. Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Newman, D F. Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies. United States.
Newman, D F. Tue . "Method and apparatus for close packing of nuclear fuel assemblies". United States.
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