Apparatus for Supporting Spent Nuclear Fuel, US 10,037,826, 2018 (HDFSR)

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Paul Stefan Anton
Date of Publication: 07/31/2018
Status: Provisional
Jurisdiction: USA
Equipment Type: HDFSR
Patent NumberUS 10,037,826 B2
Application Number: 14/811,454
Docket Number: HOL-088-US

Prior Publication Data: US 2016/0027538 A1 published on January 28, 2018

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application No. 62/029,931, filed on July 28, 2014.

Abstract: A fuel rack apparatus includes: a base plate having an upper surface and a lower surface; and a plurality of storage tubes coupled to and extending upward from the upper surface of the base plate, the storage tubes arranged in a side-by-side arrangement to form an array of the storage tubes. Each of the storage tubes extend along a longitudinal axis and include: an outer tube having an inner surface defining an inner cavity; and an inner plate-assemblage positioned within the outer tube that divides the inner cavity into a plurality of interior flux trap chambers and a fuel storage cell.