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Title: Container for radioactive materials

A container is claimed for housing a plurality of canister assemblies containing radioactive material. The several canister assemblies are stacked in a longitudinally spaced relation within a carrier to form a payload concentrically mounted within the container. The payload package includes a spacer for each canister assembly, said spacer comprising a base member longitudinally spacing adjacent canister assemblies from each other and sleeve surrounding the associated canister assembly for centering the same and conducting heat from the radioactive material in a desired flow path. 7 figures.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5992992
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; MATERIALS 420204* -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers; 050900 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage