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Transfer Cask Assembly: Onsite Transfer of K-Basin Fuel at Hanford

[+] Author Affiliations
Donald A. Jensen, Andrew T. Kee, Robert A. Johnson, Philip W. Noss

Packaging Technology, Inc.

Paper No. PVP2002-1624, pp. 129-133; 5 pages
  • ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Transportation, Storage, and Disposal of Radioactive Materials
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 5–9, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4660-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Packaging Technology, Inc. was awarded a contract for the design and fabrication of a unique 18.5-ton transportation system to be used on-site at Hanford, WA. Unique aspects include rectangular cask geometry, solid 7”-thick stainless steel construction, hinged lid with remotely operable quick release locking mechanism. The lid maintains shielding and material confinement integrity after hypothetical accident conditions, and is equipped with a hydrogen venting system. This paper presents how the project requirements were translated into a successful design, and includes a brief discussion of a confirmation test program.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Fuels , Manufacturing



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