Rack for Underwater Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Date of Publication: May 21, 2016
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: International
Equipment Type: Fuel Rack
Docket NumberHOL-093
Publication Number: US 2016/0133346 A1, WO 2016/073922 A1
Application Number: 14/935,221
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Abstract: A fuel rack for nuclear fuel assemblies includes a base plate and an array of cells for holding fuel assemblies. The array of cells includes: a plurality of first slotted plates slidably interlocked with one another to form a top portion of the array of cells, the plurality of first slotted plates formed of a first material; a plurality of second slotted plates slidably interlocked with one another to form a middle portion of the array of cells, the plurality of second slotted plates formed of a second material, the first and second materials being metallurgically incompatible; and a plurality of third slotted plates slidably interlocked with one another to form a bottom portion of the array of cells, the plurality of third slotted plates formed of the first material and connected to a top surface of the base plate.