LWR nuclear fuel bundle data for use in fuel bundle handling

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Although increasing numbers of spent light water reactor (LWR) fuel bundles are moved into storage, no handling equipment is set up to manipulate all of the various types of fuel bundles. This report summarizes fuel bundle information of interest to the designer of such handling equipment. Dimensional descriptions are included with discussions of assembly procedure and manufacturer provisions for handling equipment. No attempt is made to make a complete compilation of dimensional information; the number of fuel bundle designs and design revisions makes it impractical. Because the fuel bundle designs are so varied, any equipment intended for handling all types ... continued below

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Weihermiller, W.B. & Allison, G.S. September 1, 1979.

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  • Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Although increasing numbers of spent light water reactor (LWR) fuel bundles are moved into storage, no handling equipment is set up to manipulate all of the various types of fuel bundles. This report summarizes fuel bundle information of interest to the designer of such handling equipment. Dimensional descriptions are included with discussions of assembly procedure and manufacturer provisions for handling equipment. No attempt is made to make a complete compilation of dimensional information; the number of fuel bundle designs and design revisions makes it impractical. Because the fuel bundle designs are so varied, any equipment intended for handling all types of bundles will have to be designed with flexibility in mind. Besides the ability to manipulate fuel bundles in space, handling equipment may be required to locate an external surface or to position a cutting operation to avoid breaking a fuel rod pressure boundary. Even with the most sophisticated and flexible handling equipment, some situations will require use of the manufacturers' as-built descriptions of individual fuel bundles.

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Pages: 42

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Dep. NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: PNL-2575
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5856990 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5856990
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1100027

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  • September 1, 1979

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Weihermiller, W.B. & Allison, G.S. LWR nuclear fuel bundle data for use in fuel bundle handling, report, September 1, 1979; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1100027/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.