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Title: SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

A shipping container is described for transponting a large number of radioactive nuclear fuel element modules which produce a substantial amount of heat. The container comprises a primary pressure vessel and shield, and a rotatable head having an access port that can be indexed with module holders in the container. In order to remove heat generated in the fuel eleme nts, a heat exchanger is arranged within the container and in contact with a heat exchange fluid therein. The heat exchanger communicates with additional external heat exchangers, which dissipate heat to the atmosphere. (AEC)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4723538
Report Number(s):
US 3073961
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; ATMOSPHERE; COOLING; FLUIDS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER; JOINTS; PRESSURE VESSELS; RADIOACTIVITY; ROTATION; SEALS; SHIELDING; THERMAL RADIATION; TRANSPORT; VESSELS