04441242 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 18 patents.

The spent fuel consolidation system provides method and apparatus for remotely vertically and horizontally compacting an array of spent fuel rods while the fuel rods remain submerged in a coolant. The invention comprises a row ordering section for rearranging the configuration of the fuel rods, horizontal consolidation section for horizontally compacting several rows of fuel rods, and a vertical consolidation section for vertically compacting several rows of horizontally compacted fuel rods. The system is capable of compacting the fuel rods from a given fuel assembly to about one half of the volume originally occupied by such fuel rods in the fuel assembly thereby providing greater storage capacity for a given volume of spent fuel storage.

Title
Spent fuel consolidation system
Application Number
6/268311
Publication Number
4441242
Application Date
May 29, 1981
Publication Date
April 10, 1984
Inventor
Alexander Taleff
Churchill Boro
PA, US
Duane A True
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Fred Kirschensteiner
Forest Hills
PA, US
Michael G Hicken
Murrysville
PA, US
Agent
L A DePaul
Assignee
Westinghouse Electric
PA, US
IPC
B23P 19/00
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