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Title: Closure mechanism and method for spent nuclear fuel canisters

Abstract

A canister is provided for storing, transporting, and/or disposing of spent nuclear fuel. The canister includes a canister shell, a top shield plug disposed within the canister, and a leak-tight closure arrangement. The closure arrangement includes a shear ring which forms a containment boundary of the canister, and which is welded to the canister shell and top shield plug. An outer seal plate, forming an outer seal, is disposed above the shear ring and is welded to the shield plug and the canister.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Monroeville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
935572
Patent Number(s):
6823034
Application Number:
09/779,894
Assignee:
PNRO
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-93PN38195
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Doman, Marvin J. Closure mechanism and method for spent nuclear fuel canisters. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Doman, Marvin J. Closure mechanism and method for spent nuclear fuel canisters. United States.
Doman, Marvin J. Tue . "Closure mechanism and method for spent nuclear fuel canisters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/935572.
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abstractNote = {A canister is provided for storing, transporting, and/or disposing of spent nuclear fuel. The canister includes a canister shell, a top shield plug disposed within the canister, and a leak-tight closure arrangement. The closure arrangement includes a shear ring which forms a containment boundary of the canister, and which is welded to the canister shell and top shield plug. An outer seal plate, forming an outer seal, is disposed above the shear ring and is welded to the shield plug and the canister.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {11}
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