Mechanical Design of the Storage Tubes in the HWVP Canister Storage Building

by C. J. Divona, Fluor Daniel, Inc, Irvine, United States,
R. Fages, Fluor Daniel, Inc, Irvine, United States,
G. P. Janicek, Fluor Daniel, Inc, Irvine, United States,
J. A. Mullally, Fluor Daniel, Inc, Irvine, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: Canisters of high-level waste from the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) will be stored in an adjacent facility, the Canister Storage Building (CSB). The canisters are stored vertically in an array of tubes within the shielded vault area of the CSB. This paper describes the mechanical design of the storage tubes, the shield floor plugs that confine the waste within the tubes and the impact absorber system used to assure that the canisters are not breached in the event of an accidental drop. Installation and testing of the components is also discussed.

Subject Headings: Waste storage | Building design | Storage facilities | Heat treatment | Radioactive wastes | Floors | Recycling | Construction management

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