System and Method for Storing and Leak Testing a Radioactive Materials Storage Canister, US 9,442,037 B2, 2016 (MPC)

Primary Inventor: Stephen J. Agace
Date of Patent Issuance: September 13, 2016
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Equipment Type: MPC
Docket Number: HOL-072
Publication Number: US 2015/0211954 A1
Application Number: 14/424,201
Patent Number(s)US 9,442,037 B2

Also Published as: WO 2014/036561 A2

Abstract: A system for storing radioactive materials includes a canister having a first hermetically sealed vessel having a first cavity, a second hermetically sealed vessel having a second cavity, the first vessel positioned in the second cavity, an interstitial space between the first and second vessels, and a test port through the second vessel in fluidic communication with the interstitial space. A conduit has a first end fluidically coupled to the test port, and a removable seal is operably coupled to a second end of the conduit.