Flasks for Transporting Irradiated Nuclear Fuel

  • I. J. Hunter
  • J. Emmison


The design of flasks for the transport of future nuclear fuels is complicated by the high neutron emissions from ‘High burn-up’ and ‘MOX’ fuels.

The paper concludes that it is possible to design suitable flasks for future fuels without departing fundamentally from existing designs. It is acknowledged that well founded computer programs are available for calculating the main technical and engineering inputs and performance data, but this does not eliminate the need for demonstration testing to prove the flask designs.


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  1. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 1985, Safety Series No. 6, Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. J. Hunter
    • 1
  • J. Emmison
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Transport LtdRisley, WarringtonUK
  2. 2.British Nuclear Fuels plcRisley, WarringtonUK

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