System and Method for Storing and Leak Testing a Radioactive Materials Storage Canister

Primary Inventor: Stephen J. Agace
Date: September 13, 2016
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: MPC
Docket Number: HOL-072
Application Number: 14/424,201
Patent Number(s)US 9,442,037 B2

Prior Publication Data: US 2015/0211954 A1 (Jun. 30, 2015)

PCT Filed: Sept. 3, 2013
PCT No: PCT/US2013/057855
PCT Pub. No: 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.