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Spent Fuel Containers

Spent Fuel Containers

BWXT is well positioned to manufacture current commercial and noncommercial designs of spent fuel dry storage containers on a build to print basis.

By working directly with the designer, we establish a cost effective manufacturing plan to meet our customers’ requirements.

Our custom designed spent fuel container manufacturing shop cell allows us meet the tightest scheduling challenges. We have extensive experience manufacturing quality nuclear components, as well as spent fuel storage containers for both utilities and the U.S. government.Spent Fuel Container

ABOUT SPENT FUEL WASTE CONTAINERS

Spent fuel containers are part of a system of containers used to store and ship spent nuclear fuel.

The containers are designed to safely store bundles of spent fuel at plant sites, and some designs allow transport to long-term storage sites.

The design of the canisters and internal structures serves as the containment boundary to confine radioactive spent fuel and provide a leak-tight, inert atmosphere to maintain the integrity of the fuel cladding.

Over the years, BWXT has established a worldwide reputation in the nuclear industry with our proven manufacturing, engineering and project management expertise. 

In-house Capabilities:

  • Complete fabrication
  • Concrete batch plant
  • Shot blast and paint booth
  • Robotic welding capability
  • Welders qualified to meet rigorous internal nuclear quality standards,
    in addition to ASME, Section IX
  • Nondestructive testing and inspection
  • Worldwide procurement
  • Transportation
  • Welding development facility