Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Publication: January 25, 2018
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: Damaged Fuel Canister
Docket Number: HOL-053
Publication Number: US 2018/0025800 A1
Application Number: 15/689,571
Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application No. 61/525,583, filed on August 19, 2011.
International Publication Number: WO 2013/055445 A2
Abstract: A container and system for handling damaged nuclear fuel, and a method of making the same. In one embodiment, the invention is a damaged fuel container having a specially designed top cap that can be detachably coupled to the elongated tubular wall by simply translating the top cap into proper position within, the elongated tubular wall, wherein biased locking elements automatically lock the top cap to the elongated tubular wall. In another embodiment, the vent screens of the damaged fuel container are integrally formed rather than being separate components. In still other embodiments, the lower vent screens arc arranged on an upstanding portion of the damaged fuel container. In an even further embodiment, the elongated tubular wall is formed by an extrusion process.