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Title: Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment

Abstract

A Pipe Overpack Container for transuranic waste storage and shipment. The system consists of a vented pipe component which is positioned in a vented, insulated 55 gallon steel drum. Both the vented pipe component and the insulated drum are capable of being secured to prevent the contents from leaving the vessel. The vented pipe component is constructed of 1/4 inch stainless steel to provide radiation shielding. Thus, allowing shipment having high Americium-241 content. Several Pipe Overpack Containers are then positioned in a type B, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved, container. In the current embodiment, a TRUPACT-II container was employed and a maximum of fourteen Pipe Overpack Containers were placed in the TRUPACT-II. The combination received NRC approval for the shipment and storage of transuranic waste.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Arvada, CO
  2. Broomfield, CO
  3. Boulder, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
KAISER HILL LLC
OSTI Identifier:
872738
Patent Number(s):
5998800
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC34-95RF00825
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pipe; overpack; container; trasuranic; waste; storage; shipment; transuranic; consists; vented; component; positioned; insulated; 55; gallon; steel; drum; capable; secured; prevent; contents; leaving; vessel; constructed; inch; stainless; provide; radiation; shielding; allowing; americium-241; content; containers; type; nuclear; regulatory; commission; nrc; approved; current; embodiment; trupact-ii; employed; maximum; fourteen; placed; combination; received; approval; radiation shielding; radiation shield; stainless steel; waste storage; pipe overpack; overpack container; transuranic waste; steel drum; /250/

Citation Formats

Geinitz, Richard R, Thorp, Donald T, and Rivera, Michael A. Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Geinitz, Richard R, Thorp, Donald T, & Rivera, Michael A. Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment. United States.
Geinitz, Richard R, Thorp, Donald T, and Rivera, Michael A. Fri . "Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872738.
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title = {Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment},
author = {Geinitz, Richard R and Thorp, Donald T and Rivera, Michael A},
abstractNote = {A Pipe Overpack Container for transuranic waste storage and shipment. The system consists of a vented pipe component which is positioned in a vented, insulated 55 gallon steel drum. Both the vented pipe component and the insulated drum are capable of being secured to prevent the contents from leaving the vessel. The vented pipe component is constructed of 1/4 inch stainless steel to provide radiation shielding. Thus, allowing shipment having high Americium-241 content. Several Pipe Overpack Containers are then positioned in a type B, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved, container. In the current embodiment, a TRUPACT-II container was employed and a maximum of fourteen Pipe Overpack Containers were placed in the TRUPACT-II. The combination received NRC approval for the shipment and storage of transuranic waste.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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