Handling of Spent Fuel Elements

Shielding bell with hoist according
to KTA for VKTA Rossendorf

For the disposal of burned fuel elements in research reactors, Babcock Noell Nuclear developed a system for the "dry" transfer from the reactor basin  into the transport containers and manufactured and operated the system.

A substancial part of this technology is the shielding bell with integrated grip arm, lifting unit and shielding lid. According to the requirements, this unit is designed according to the highest reqirements of the nuclear design rules (KTA). The entire system was used  for the fuel element disposal  of the research reactors VKTA, Rossendorf and Medical University Hanover.

Technical data :

Shielding thickness: 265 mm
Tie-bar : 100 kg
Service rack: 6 fuel elements


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