Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date: August 5, 2015
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: Fuel Rack
Docket Number: HOL-057
Application Number: 14/367,705
Publication Number: US 2015/0221402 A1
Related U.S. Publication Data: Provisional application No. 61/579,455, filed on December 22, 2011.
International Application Number: PCT/US2012/071591
International Publication Date: June 27, 2013
International Publication Number: WO 2013/096966 A1
Abstract: A high-density fuel rack and system for wet storage of radio-active fuel, assemblies, such as spent nuclear fuel. The fuel rack includes a grid array of elongated cells each con figured for holding a fuel assembly, in one aspect, the cells are formed by a plurality of longitudinally-extending tubes having a rectilinear polygonal cross-sectional configuration. In one embodiment, the cells may have a cross-sectional shape of unequal width and length. The tubes may be variously arranged in contiguous or spaced apart configurations for non-flux trap and flux trap type racks, respectively.