Closure Mechanism and Method for Spent Nuclear Fuel Canisters

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A canister is provided for storing, transporting, and/or disposing of spent nuclear fuel. The canister includes a canister shell, a top shield plug disposed within the canister, and a leak-tight closure arrangement. The closure arrangement includes a shear ring which forms a containment boundary of the canister, and which is welded to the canister shell and top shield plug. An outer seal plate, forming an outer seal, is disposed above the shear ring and is welded to the shield plug and the canister.

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Doman, Marvin J. November 23, 2004.

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A canister is provided for storing, transporting, and/or disposing of spent nuclear fuel. The canister includes a canister shell, a top shield plug disposed within the canister, and a leak-tight closure arrangement. The closure arrangement includes a shear ring which forms a containment boundary of the canister, and which is welded to the canister shell and top shield plug. An outer seal plate, forming an outer seal, is disposed above the shear ring and is welded to the shield plug and the canister.

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730 Kilobytes pages

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, www.uspto.gov; OSTI as DE00835115

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  • Other Information: PBD: 23 Nov 2004

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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 835115
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  • November 23, 2004

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Doman, Marvin J. Closure Mechanism and Method for Spent Nuclear Fuel Canisters, patent, November 23, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc788909/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.