System for Low Profile Translation of High Level Radioactive Waste

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Patent Issuance: November 30, 2017
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: HI-STORM
Docket NumberHOL-030
Publication Number: US 2017/0345520 A1
Application Number: 15/642,826

Related U.S. Application Data:

  • Continuation of application No. 13/731,803, published on August 8, 2017 as US 2014/0186144 A1, and now Patent No. US 9,728,286 B2.
  • Continuation of application No. 12/024,071, filed on January 31, 2008, previously published as 2012/0306172 A1, and now Patent No. US 8,345,813 B2
  • Provisional application No. 60/887,505, filed on January 31, 2007
  • Also, under Docket No. HOL-030, application No. 13/731,803, filed on December 31, 2012, published as US 2014/0186144 A1 on June 3, 2014.

Abstract: An apparatus system and method for handling and translating high level radioactive waste. If he apparatus comprises a body for supporting the cask close to the ground so that the cask and the apparatus can pass underneath over head doors. The apparatus further comprises rollers for translating the cask. The apparatus additionally supports the storage cask during spent nuclear fuel transfer procedures.