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Title: Method and means of packaging nuclear fuel rods for handling

Abstract

Nuclear fuel rods, especially spent nuclear fuel rods that may show physical distortion, are encased within a metallic enclosing structure by forming a tube about the fuel rod. The tube has previously been rolled to form an overlapping tubular structure and then unrolled and coiled about an axis perpendicular to the tube. The fuel rod is inserted into the tube as the rolled tube is removed from a coiled strip and allowed to reassume its tubular shape about the fuel rod. Rollers support the coiled strip in an open position as the coiled strip is uncoiled and allowed to roll about the fuel rod.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863436
Patent Number(s):
4170817
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; means; packaging; nuclear; fuel; rods; handling; especially; spent; physical; distortion; encased; metallic; enclosing; structure; forming; tube; rod; previously; rolled; form; overlapping; tubular; unrolled; coiled; axis; perpendicular; inserted; removed; strip; allowed; reassume; shape; rollers; support; position; uncoiled; roll; tubular shape; tubular structure; fuel rods; nuclear fuel; spent nuclear; fuel rod; axis perpendicular; /29/422/976/

Citation Formats

Adam, Milton F. Method and means of packaging nuclear fuel rods for handling. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Adam, Milton F. Method and means of packaging nuclear fuel rods for handling. United States.
Adam, Milton F. Mon . "Method and means of packaging nuclear fuel rods for handling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863436.
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abstractNote = {Nuclear fuel rods, especially spent nuclear fuel rods that may show physical distortion, are encased within a metallic enclosing structure by forming a tube about the fuel rod. The tube has previously been rolled to form an overlapping tubular structure and then unrolled and coiled about an axis perpendicular to the tube. The fuel rod is inserted into the tube as the rolled tube is removed from a coiled strip and allowed to reassume its tubular shape about the fuel rod. Rollers support the coiled strip in an open position as the coiled strip is uncoiled and allowed to roll about the fuel rod.},
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