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Title: Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements

Abstract

A rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements in which a plurality of aligned rows of upright enclosures of generally square cross-sectional areas contain vertically disposed fuel elements. The enclosures are fixed at the lower ends thereof to a base. Pockets are formed between confronting walls of adjacent enclosures for receiving high absorption neutron absorbers, such as Boral, cadmium, borated stainless steel and the like for the closer spacing of spent fuel elements.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Los Gatos, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863118
Patent Number(s):
4096392
Application Number:
05/595,444
Assignee:
Nuclear Services Corporation (Campbell, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rack; storing; spent; nuclear; fuel; elements; plurality; aligned; rows; upright; enclosures; square; cross-sectional; contain; vertically; disposed; fixed; base; pockets; formed; confronting; walls; adjacent; receiving; absorption; neutron; absorbers; boral; cadmium; borated; stainless; steel; closer; spacing; storing spent; vertically disposed; neutron absorber; fuel elements; fuel element; nuclear fuel; stainless steel; spent nuclear; spent fuel; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Rubinstein, Herbert J, Clark, Philip M, and Gilcrest, James D. Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Rubinstein, Herbert J, Clark, Philip M, & Gilcrest, James D. Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements. United States.
Rubinstein, Herbert J, Clark, Philip M, and Gilcrest, James D. Tue . "Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863118.
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abstractNote = {A rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements in which a plurality of aligned rows of upright enclosures of generally square cross-sectional areas contain vertically disposed fuel elements. The enclosures are fixed at the lower ends thereof to a base. Pockets are formed between confronting walls of adjacent enclosures for receiving high absorption neutron absorbers, such as Boral, cadmium, borated stainless steel and the like for the closer spacing of spent fuel elements.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {6}
}

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