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Title: Fireproof impact limiter aggregate packaging inside shipping containers

Abstract

The invention is a product and a process for making a fireproof, impact limiter, homogeneous aggregate material for casting inside a hazardous material shipping container, or a double-contained Type-B nuclear shipping container. The homogeneous aggregate material is prepared by mixing inorganic compounds with water, pouring the mixture into the void spaces between an inner storage containment vessel and an outer shipping container, vibrating the mixture inside the shipping container, with subsequent curing, baking, and cooling of the mixture to form a solidified material which encapsulates an inner storage containment vessel inside an outer shipping container. The solidified material forms a protective enclosure around an inner storage containment vessel which may store hazardous, toxic, or radioactive material. The solidified material forms a homogeneous fire-resistant material that does not readily transfer heat, and provides general shock and specific point-impact protection, providing protection to the interior storage containment vessel. The material is low cost, may contain neutron absorbing compounds, and is easily formed into a variety of shapes to fill the interior void spaces of shipping containers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. (Kingston, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874040
Patent Number(s):
6299950
Assignee:
BWXT Y12 LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fireproof; impact; limiter; aggregate; packaging; inside; shipping; containers; product; process; homogeneous; material; casting; hazardous; container; double-contained; type-b; nuclear; prepared; mixing; inorganic; compounds; water; pouring; mixture; void; spaces; inner; storage; containment; vessel; outer; vibrating; subsequent; curing; baking; cooling; form; solidified; encapsulates; forms; protective; enclosure; store; toxic; radioactive; fire-resistant; readily; transfer; heat; provides; shock; specific; point-impact; protection; providing; interior; cost; contain; neutron; absorbing; easily; formed; variety; shapes; fill; shipping container; inorganic compounds; aggregate material; resistant material; hazardous material; radioactive material; organic compound; organic compounds; containment vessel; active material; neutron absorbing; void space; transfer heat; material forms; shipping containers; providing protection; protective enclosure; easily form; impact limiter; absorbing compounds; /428/252/250/376/976/

Citation Formats

Byington, Gerald A, Oakes, Jr., Raymon Edgar, and Feldman, Matthew Rookes. Fireproof impact limiter aggregate packaging inside shipping containers. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Byington, Gerald A, Oakes, Jr., Raymon Edgar, & Feldman, Matthew Rookes. Fireproof impact limiter aggregate packaging inside shipping containers. United States.
Byington, Gerald A, Oakes, Jr., Raymon Edgar, and Feldman, Matthew Rookes. Mon . "Fireproof impact limiter aggregate packaging inside shipping containers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874040.
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