Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): John D. Griffiths
Date: October 11, 2016
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: HI-TRAC
Docket Number: HOL-079-US
Application Number: 14/762,874
Patent Number(s): US 9,466,400 B2
Prior Publication Data: US 2016/0005501 A1 (Jan. 7, 2016)
PCT Filed: Jan. 27, 2014
PCT No.: PCT/US2014/013185
PCT Pub. No.: WO 2014/117082 A1
Abstract: An apparatus for transferring spent nuclear fuel in the form of a cask having a cylindrical inner shell forming a cavity configured to receive a canister containing spent nuclear fuel, an intermediate shell disposed concentrically around and spaced apart from the inner shell and an outer shell disposed concentrically around and spaced apart from the intermediate shell. A bottom flange is affixed to bottoms of each of the shells, and a bottom lid is removably affixed to the bottom flange. A top flange is affixed to tops of each of the shells, and a top lid is seated on the top flange. An annulus for air flow may be formed between the inner shell and the canister; the bottom lid may include an impact zone including impact absorbing structure; and the top flange may have integrally formed trunnions.