Apparatus Suitable for Transporting and Storing Nuclear Fuel Rods and Methods for Using the Apparatus (HI-TRAC Spent Fuel Transfer Cask)

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Patent Issuance: May 16, 2000
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: USA
Equipment Type: HI-STORM
Docket Number: HOL-005
Publication Number:
Application Number: 09/239,085
Patent Number(s): 6,064,7105,898,747

Abstract: Apparatus suitable for transporting and storing nuclear fuel rods comprising a basket having storage cells formed from a honeycomb gridwork of metal plates in a rectilinear configuration, the plates welded to each other at their intersections so that all contiguous corners of the storage cells formed by the gridwork are completely connected so as to allow conduction heat transfer, the metal plates having neutron absorber material positioned in areas which form walls of the storage cells.