Container for Storing And/Or Transporting Spent Nuclear Fuel

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date: Sept. 10, 2019
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: HI-STAR
Docket Number: HOL-108
Application Number: 15/639,332
Patent Number: US 10,410,756 B2

Prior Publication Data: US 2018/0005718 A1, Jan. 4, 2018

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application No. 62/357,603, filed on Jul. 1, 2016

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.