By: Stanley E. Turner

Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Abstract: The importance to nuclear criticality safety of various design parameters for poisoned high density spent fuel storage racks is presented and discussed. The most significant design parameters are identified and quantitatively related to criticality requirements over the range of normal interest for storage of both BWR and PWR type fuel assemblies. Criticality considerations of compacted fuel storage are also considered, and the significance of the revision to Reg. Guide 1. 13 and of the proposed ANS 8. 17 standard on Nuclear Criticality Safety is discussed.

Citation: Turner, S. “Nuclear Criticality Safety Considerations in the Design of High Density Spent Fuel Storage Racks.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers.