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Title: Cell for a spent nuclear fuel rack

This patent describes a cell for a spent fuel rack, comprising: a sheet metal element having an inside surface and an outside surface, and including a first flat wall portion, a second flat wall portion disposed perpendicularly to the first wall portion, a third flat wall portion disposed perpendicularly to the second wall portion and parallel to the first wall portion, a fourth flat wall portion disposed perpendicularly to the first and third wall portions and parallel to the second wall portion, an elongated bent region joining the first and second wall portions, an additional elongated bent region joining the second and third wall portions, a further elongated bent region joining the third and fourth wall portions, another elongated flat platform portion that is disposed parallel to the fourth wall portion but that is not coplanar with the fourth wall portion, and another elongated flat platform portion that is disposed parallel to the first wall portion but that is not coplanar with the first wall portion; means for joining the another platform portions; four sheets of neutron poison; and four sheet metal wrappers, each securing a respective neutron poison sheet to a respective wall portion.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6052052
Report Number(s):
US 4695424
TRN: 87-040160
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 23 Oct 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL RACKS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; FABRICATION; JOINING; METALS; NUCLEAR POISONS; SHEETS; SLEEVES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; WALLS; ELEMENTS; MATERIALS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; REACTOR MATERIALS; STORAGE; SUPPORTS 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage