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US20150228366 LIFT-BASED UP-ENDER AND METHODS USING SAME TO MANIPULATE A SHIPPING CONTAINER CONTAINING UNIRRADIATED NUCLEAR FUEL  
A shipping container containing an unirradiated nuclear fuel assembly is lifted off the ground by operating a crane to raise a lifting tool comprising a winch. The lifting tool is connected with...
US20130028365 POWER GENERATION FROM DECAY HEAT FOR SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL POOL COOLING AND MONITORING  
An auxiliary power source for continuously powering pumps for replenishing water in a spent fuel pool and sensors monitoring the pool, in the event of a station blackout at a nuclear plant. The...
US20110026663 Method for selecting and configuring spent nuclear fuel bundles for casks  
There is provided a method for selecting and configuring spent nuclear fuel bundles for casks so that the heat load for each of the casks is about the average heat load for all of the casks. The...
US20120093274 CHANNEL CONFINEMENT METHOD FOR DRY-STORAGE OF BWR FUEL BUNDLES  
A method to confine a nuclear reactor fuel bundle assembly including: inserting a lower portion of the fuel bundle assembly into an open end of a lower fuel particle barrier; supporting the lower...
US20140270042 SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY DERIVED FROM A SPENT FUEL CASK  
Apparatus for extracting useful electric or mechanical power in significant quantities from the decay heat that is produced within spent nuclear fuel casks. The power is used for either powering...
US20120294407 Nuclear Power Plant, Fuel Pool Water Cooling Facility and Method Thereof  
A nuclear power plant and a fuel pool water cooling facility and method are provided that can suppress the decrease of a water level in a fuel pool with no power supply at the time of malfunction...
US20140177775 COOLING SYSTEMS FOR SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, CASKS INCLUDING THE COOLING SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR COOLING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A cooling system for spent nuclear fuel may include a device configured to generate electricity using energy emitted from the spent nuclear fuel. The cooling system may be configured to use the...
US20110091003 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SEALING A CANISTER LOADED WITH IRRADIATED NUCLEAR FUEL IN A COOLING POND  
Method for packing nuclear fuel in a cooling pond in a canister (12) located inside a container (10), comprising the steps of the immersion of the canister (12) and the container (10), filling the...
US20120008729 LID FRAME FOR NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY SHIPPING CONTAINER AND SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLIES  
A lid frame for a nuclear fuel assembly shipping container and a shipping container for nuclear fuel assemblies are provided. The shipping container can include a lower container in which a cradle...
US20130077728 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM FOR USED NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLIES  
An integrated storage, transportation and disposal system for used fuel assemblies is provided. The system includes a plurality of sealed canisters and a cask sized to receive the sealed canisters...
US20120008730 LID FRAME FOR NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY SHIPPING CONTAINER AND SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLIES  
A lid frame for a nuclear fuel assembly shipping container and a shipping container for nuclear fuel assemblies are provided. The shipping container includes a lower container having a cradle, an...
US20140044227 COMPOSITE BASKET ASSEMBLY  
A composite basket assembly (10) for radioactive fuel containment includes a plurality of cask disks (20) disposed together in face-to-face relationship by connecting rods (40) extending through...
US20140177776 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
Systems and methods for storing spent nuclear fuel below grade that afford adequate ventilation of the spent fuel storage cavity. In one aspect, the invention is a system comprising: a shell...
US20140301521 Handling and Confinement Hood, Application to Handling Holders of Samples of Nuclear Materials Such as Nuclear Fuels  
The present invention concerns a hood for handling and confinement of at least two objects of slender shape, including an external enclosure and internal enclosures inside the external enclosure...
US20100303191 DRY STORAGE OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A dry storage of nuclear fuel is disclosed, which comprises: a plurality of nuclear fuel bundles, being arranged in a tight formation; a dry storage canister, formed with a cavity inside to be...
US20090135986 NUCLEAR POWER INSTALLATION AND A METHOD FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION  
In a nuclear power installation a nuclear reactor (R) and other parts or components which are hazardous because of radioactivity or other hazard factors are placed in a lower part (12) of the...
US20090207962 SPENT FUEL STORAGE RACK  
A spent fuel storage rack 1 according to the present invention is installed in a fuel storage pool of a nuclear facility, and has a rectangular parallelepiped shape forming a plurality of...
US20130129032 METHOD TO REDUCE THE VOLUME OF BOILING WATER REACTOR FUEL CHANNELS FOR STORAGE  
A method of reducing the volume of a boiling water reactor fuel channel for storage in which the fuel channel is sealed with an outer sleeve that is closed at its upper and lower ends. The sleeve,...
US20150092904 Systems and Methods for Transferring Spent Nuclear Fuel From Wet Storage to Dry Storage  
Systems and methods of transferring nuclear fuel from fuel pools having size and/or weight limitations to a storage or transport cask are disclosed. A canister containing spent nuclear fuel is...
US20150243390 SYSTEM FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A concrete storage module (26) is adapted to slideably receive a cylindrical canister assembly (12) therein. Heat dissipation fins (62) and a tubular heat shield (96) are disposed within the...
US20130322589 SYSTEM FOR STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A concrete storage module (26) is adapted to slideably receive a cylindrical canister assembly (12) therein. Heat dissipation fins (62) and a tubular heat shield (96) are disposed within the...
US20140072087 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING FRESH AND IRRADIATED NUCLEAR FUEL  
A method for storing nuclear fuel includes transferring a fuel assembly from a long term storage vault to a nuclear reactor core, removing the fuel assembly from the nuclear reactor core,...
US20060222139 Methods for demonstrating moderator exclusion for nuclear criticality safety  
Disclosed are methods for assuring that requirements for fissile material transportation are met to comply with the double contingency principle for preventing nuclear criticality by excluding...
US20080137794 Systems and methods for loading and transferring spent nuclear fuel  
Disclosed are systems and methods for loading and transferring spent nuclear fuel. In one embodiment, among others, the system comprises a transfer cask that contains spent nuclear fuel and...
US20050286674 Composite-wall radiation-shielded cask and method of assembly  
A composite-wall radiation-shielded cask and method of assembly having an inner shell surrounding a containment volume, and two or more non-annular sections of a radiation-shielding material...
US20150187449 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECLAIMING ENERGY FROM HEAT EMANATING FROM SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
The present invention provides a system and method for reclaiming energy from the heat emanating from spent nuclear fuel contained within a canister-based dry storage system. The inventive system...
US20110286567 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECLAIMING ENERGY FROM HEAT EMANATING FROM SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
The present invention provides a system and method for reclaiming energy from the heat emanating from spent nuclear fuel contained within a canister-based dry storage system. The inventive system...
US20090135983 Cross-Section Reducing Isotope System  
An isotope production target rod for a power generating nuclear reactor is provided. The isotope production target rod can include at least one rod central body including an outer shell that...
US20050117687 Container and method for storing or transporting spent nuclear fuel  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for storing or transporting spent nuclear fuel. In one embodiment, a container for storing spent nuclear fuel comprises a plurality of elongated tubes that...
US20140270043 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A system and method for managing spent nuclear fuel includes a small capacity canister that preferably encloses or encapsulates a single spent nuclear fuel rod assembly but can enclose up to six...
US20140226777 VENTILATED SYSTEM FOR STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE  
A ventilated system for storing high level radioactive waste, such as used nuclear fuel, in a below-grade environment, in one embodiment, the invention is a ventilated system comprising an...
US20140254737 MANAGING NUCLEAR REACTOR SPENT FUEL RODS  
A spent nuclear fuel rod canister includes a submersible pressure vessel including a casing that defines an interior cavity, the casing including a corrosion resistant and heat conductive material...
US20090304137 Package Serving to Accommodate a Case Containing Radioactive  
The invention concerns a cask (1) for a canister (62) containing radioactive material, comprising a canister extraction assembly (36) and designed so that it can bring the canister to an...
US20080031397 FUEL BASKET SPACER, APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME FOR STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE  
A fuel basket spacer, and system and method using the same for storing high level radioactive waste. In one aspect, the invention is an apparatus for transporting and/or storing radioactive...
US20090022258 CORE-STRUCTURE STORING METHOD  
A storage container is carried into a nuclear-reactor containment and then, the core structure is housed in the storage container. In this process a bottom cover is carried to a storage-container...
US20140169515 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE VENTILATED STORAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE IN A CLUSTERED ARRANGEMENT  
A system for receiving and storing high level radioactive waste comprising: an enclosure comprising walls having inlet ventilation ducts, a roof comprising an array of holes, and a floor; an array...
US20130070885 CANISTER APPARATUS AND BASKET FOR TRANSPORTING, STORING AND/OR SUPPORTING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A canister apparatus, basket apparatus and combinations thereof for transporting and/or storing high level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel In one embodiment, the invention can be a...
US20060171500 Apparatus and methods for achieving redundant confinement sealing of a spent nuclear fuel canister  
Disclosed are the apparatus and methods for closing a canister that stores and transports spent nuclear fuel. In one embodiment, the canister includes a canister shell that includes an open end. A...
US20080073601 TRANSPORTATION CONTAINER AND ASSEMBLY  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to transportation containers and assemblies, such as transportation containers and assemblies for containing and transporting radioactive...
US20150235720 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCAPSULATING A FUEL ROD OR A FUEL ROD SECTION FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE  
A method for encapsulating a fuel rod or a fuel rod section in a container includes inserting the fuel rod or fuel rod section into the container. One of the ends of the container is connected to...
US20090190711 CONTAINER-LOADING CASK FOR AT LEAST ONE NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY, A GRIPPING DEVICE AND LOADING METHOD  
A cask for loading at least one nuclear fuel assembly in a transport container, including a body with a longitudinal axis (X) capable of sealably covering an upper end of a container, at least one...
US20100027730 DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING NUCLEAR FUEL CANISTERS BETWEEN A TRANSPORT CONTAINER AND A STORAGE DEVICE  
The present invention is principally a device for transferring a nuclear fuel canister between a container for transporting said canister and a device for storing said canister. The transfer...
US20080031396 SPENT FUEL BASKET, APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME FOR STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE  
A fuel basket apparatus, system and method for storing high level radioactive waste. In one aspect, the invention is an apparatus suitable for transporting and/or storing spent nuclear fuel rods...
US20100061501 CRITICALITY PREVENTION DEVICES AND METHODS IN NUCLEAR FUEL PRODUCTION  
The invention concerns a vessel for processing, transfer, accumulation and/or transfer of material containing civilian or military origin plutonium, in the form of plutonium oxide, carbide and/or...
US20080069291 CANISTER APPARATUS AND BASKET FOR TRANSPORTING, STORING AND/OR SUPPORTING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL  
A canister apparatus, basket apparatus and combinations thereof for transporting and/or storing high level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel. The canister apparatus comprises a cavity...
US20050220255 Storage device provided to be placed in a packaging intended for the transport of radioactive materials  
The invention relates to a storage device provided to be placed in a packaging intended for the transport of radioactive materials, comprising a plurality of housings (2) at least one of which has...
US20080084958 NEUTRON SHIELDING RING, APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME FOR STORING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE  
An apparatus, system and method for storing high level radioactive waste. In one aspect, the invention is a specially designed ring-like structure for providing neutron and gamma radiation...
US20130343503 SNAP-IN INSERT FOR REACTIVITY CONTROL IN SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL POOLS AND CASKS  
A neutron absorbing apparatus, for insertion into a fuel cell storage system, includes a corner spine, a first all and a second wall, each wall being affixed to the corner spine to form a chevron...
US20090185652 RECYCLED FUEL ASSEMBLY STORAGE BASKET AND RECYCLED FUEL ASSEMBLY STORAGE CONTAINER  
It is an object of the present invention to suppress, while securing heat transfer performance and a subcritical function, a fall in manufacturing efficiency when a material hard to be extruded...
US20150213910 PACKAGING FOR TRANSPORTING AND/OR STORING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, INCLUDING IMPROVED MEANS FOR ATTACHING A SHOCK-ABSORBING COVER  
The invention relates to a packaging for transporting and/or storing radioactive materials, comprising a packaging body extending along a longitudinal direction, and further including at least one...

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