Nuclear Waste Storage Canisters

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Publication: 4/20/2017
Equipment Type: MPC
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: USA
Application Number: 15/294,896
Publication Number: US 2017/0110210 A1
Docket Number: HOL-105

Abstract: A dry storage systems for radioactive nuclear waste materials in one embodiment includes a canister having a tubular shell defining an internal cavity for storing nuclear waste material, a lid sealably welded to one end the shell, and an end closure attached to a second end of the shell. The end closure includes a base plate having an upturned peripheral annular closure flange. In one embodiment, a circumferentially-extending butt joint is formed between the closure flange and the shell second end which is hermetically seals by a full through-wall thickness butt weld. Various embodiments may further include secondary pressure retention barriers enclosing the canister or select portions thereof most susceptible to failure under certain conditions.