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Title: High-capacity, high-strength trailer designs for the GA-4/GA-9 Casks

General Atomics (GA) is developing final designs for two dedicated legal-weight trailers to transport the GA-4 and GA-9 Spent-Fuel Casks. The basic designs for these high-capacity, high-strength trailers are essentially identical except for small modifications to account for the differences in cask geometry. We are designing both trailers to carry a 55,000 lb (24,900 kg) payload and to withstand a 2.5 g vertical design load. The GA-4 and GA-9 trailers are designed for significantly higher loads than are typical commercial semitrailers, which are designed to loads in the range of 1.7 to 2.0 g. To meet the federal gross vehicle weight limit for legal-weight trucks, GA has set a target design weight for the trailers of 9000 lb (4080 kg). This weight includes the personnel barrier, cask tiedowns, and impact limiter removal and storage system. Based on the preliminary trailer designs, the final design weight is expected to be very close to this target weight. 3 refs., 3 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5971176
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-90399; CONF-910435--56
ON: DE91010083
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-88ID12698
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society (ANS) international high level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (USA), 28 Apr - 3 May 1991
Research Org:
General Atomics, San Diego, CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SPENT FUEL CASKS; TRANSPORT; TRAILERS; DESIGN; BWR TYPE REACTORS; COMPLIANCE; FUEL ASSEMBLY DISMANTLING; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPECIFICATIONS; TRANSPORT REGULATIONS; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; WEIGHT; CASKS; CONTAINERS; MANAGEMENT; REACTORS; REGULATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 420204* -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers