Development status of the GA-4 and GA-9 casks [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1992.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 7 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- General Atomic Company, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- General Atomics (GA) has developed two legal-weight truck spent fuel shipping casks for transporting commercial reactor spent fuel. The GA-4 Cask carries four pressurized-water reactor (PWR) assemblies, and the GA-9 Cask carries nine boiling-water reactor (BWR) assemblies. Depleted uranium and a borated polymer are the gamma an neutron shielding materials. Type XM-19 stainless steel is the structural material used for the cask body, closure and the structure which supports the fuel assemblies. The impact limiters are made of aluminum honeycomb. Solid boron carbide, contained in the removable fuel support structure, provides poison for criticality control. The GA-4 Cask uses burnup credit to maintain criticality safety with spent fuel assemblies having enrichments greater than 3 wt% U-235. GA has conducted an extensive test program for the neutron shield material and the aluminum honeycomb impact limiters. Additional planned testing includes verification testing of a half-scale model to confirm the structural design, full-scale high and low temperature leak testing of the closure seal design, and endurance testing of the semitrailer design.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:egg-m--91402
E 1.99: conf-920430--101
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference,Las Vegas, NV (United States),12-16 Apr 1992.
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