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Title: Rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements

A rack for storing spent nuclear fuel elements in which a plurality of aligned rows of upright enclosures of generally square cross-sectional areas contain vertically disposed fuel elements. The enclosures are fixed at the lower ends thereof to a base. Pockets are formed between confronting walls of adjacent enclosures for receiving high absorption neutron absorbers, such as Boral, cadmium, borated stainless steel and the like for the closer spacing of spent fuel elements.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. (Los Gatos, CA)
  2. (San Jose, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863118
Report Number(s):
US 4096392
US patent application 05/595,444
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rack; storing; spent; nuclear; fuel; elements; rack; storing; spent; nuclear; fuel; elements; plurality; aligned; rows; upright; enclosures; square; cross-sectional; contain; vertically; disposed; fuel; elements; enclosures; fixed; base; pockets; formed; confronting; walls; adjacent; enclosures; receiving; absorption; neutron; absorbers; boral; cadmium; borated; stainless; steel; closer; spacing; spent; fuel; elements; storing spent; storing spent; vertically disposed; neutron absorber; fuel elements; fuel elements; fuel elements; fuel elements; fuel element; fuel element; fuel element; fuel element; nuclear fuel; nuclear fuel; stainless steel; spent nuclear; spent nuclear; spent fuel /376/976/