Container for Storing And/Or Transporting Spent Nuclear Fuel

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Publication: January 4, 2018
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: HI-STAR
Docket Number: HOL-108
Publication Number: US 2018/0005718 A1
Application Number: 15/639,332
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Abstract: A container for storing and/or transporting spent nuclear fuel. The container includes a body that defines an internal cavity that holds the spent nuclear fuel and an outer surface. The outer surface has holes formed therein into which trunnions are positioned. The container can be lifted by a lift yoke by coupling the lift yoke to the trunnions. The trunnions may include first and second components such that the first component is slidable in its axial direction relative to the second component when a force that exceeds a threshold acts on the second component. Thus, the second component may be slidable between a protruded state in which a portion of the second component protrudes from the outer surface of the body and a retracted state in which the second component does not protrude from the outer surface of the body.