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Number: 976/DIG.274
Name: Nuclear technology > Arrangements for treating, for handling, or for facilitating the handling of, fuel or other materials which are used within the reactor (e.g., within its pressure vessel) [g21c-19/00] > Apparatus or processes for removing canning or casings from fuel; separation of fuel and jacket material; also fuel elements, perforation (e.g., for sampling); separation of fuel elements and fuel element-jackets in pieces; removal of end closures [g21c-19/34] *** (shielded cells dig. 355+) > Mechanical means only [g21c-19/36]

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7673544 Separation and receiving device for spent nuclear fuel rods Mar. 9, 2010
5013520 Apparatus for inserting fuel rods into a can May. 7, 1991
4981640 Nuclear fuel assembly reception and dismantling cell Jan. 1, 1991
4944911 Nuclear fuel assembly structure compacting device Jul. 31, 1990
4943410 Compaction apparatus for spent nuclear fuel rods Jul. 24, 1990
4898710 Machine for removing the spacing wire of nuclear fuel rods Feb. 6, 1990
4889680 Method for compacting spent nuclear reactor fuel rods Dec. 26, 1989
4857262 System for singularizing fuel rods in a fuel element Aug. 15, 1989
4822555 Container for plate-like objects Apr. 18, 1989
4793962 Process for placing a bundle of rods of a nuclear fuel assembly into a case and installation for performing this process Dec. 27, 1988
4775507 Method for compacting spent nuclear reactor fuel rods Oct. 4, 1988
4747995 Velocity limiter shear for BWR control rods May. 31, 1988
4730527 Fuel element bundle cutter having a withdrawal mechanism for cutting dust Mar. 15, 1988
4715256 Fuel element shears having a stepped blade Dec. 29, 1987
4714583 Method and apparatus for compacting spent nuclear reactor fuel rods Dec. 22, 1987
4705575 Process and arrangement for separating ceramic nuclear fuels from metallic casing or support members Nov. 10, 1987
4704247 Method and apparatus for compacting spent nuclear reactor fuel rods Nov. 3, 1987
4687600 Process for the separation of coated nuclear fuel particles from a graphitic matrix and installation for implementing the process Aug. 18, 1987
4683110 Apparatus and method for consolidating spent fuel rods Jul. 28, 1987
4673544 Pushing device for sliding fuel rods out of a nuclear reactor fuel assembly Jun. 16, 1987
4664872 Device for disposing of elongated core instrumentation probes from nuclear reactors May. 12, 1987
4659535 Grid structure for fuel rod consolidation canister Apr. 21, 1987
4650641 Interim transfer canister for consolidating nuclear fuel rods Mar. 17, 1987
4650606 Apparatus for collapsing burnable poison rods for storage in reduced volume Mar. 17, 1987
4649017 Nuclear fuel rod transfer canister having corrugated funnel Mar. 10, 1987
4648989 Underwater compressing and cutting apparatus Mar. 10, 1987
4635427 Method for loading a container with rods of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies containing nuclear fuel or neutron absorber material, and device for performing the method Jan. 13, 1987
4636351 Arrangement for receiving and method for handling spent nuclear reactor fuel rods Jan. 13, 1987
4588524 Machine for compacting fuel assemblies May. 13, 1986
4580708 Machine and method for rendering irradiated nuclear fuel pins into short lengths Apr. 8, 1986
4566361 Apparatus for shearing irradiated fuel assemblies Jan. 28, 1986
4545569 Apparatus for positioning, connecting and handling components Oct. 8, 1985
4537711 Fuel assembly skeleton compaction Aug. 27, 1985
4528879 Bundle cutter of decentralized compact construction Jul. 16, 1985
4510832 Rotary device for shearing a bundle of tubes containing burnt nuclear fuels Apr. 16, 1985
4511499 Apparatus for dismantling and disposing of fuel assemblies Apr. 16, 1985
4502642 Process for the separation of coated nuclear fuel particles from a graphitic matrix and installation for implementing the process Mar. 5, 1985
4434092 Method for preparing radioactive control rods from nuclear reactors for storage or disposal Feb. 28, 1984
4323198 Method for fracturing silicon-carbide coatings on nuclear-fuel particles Apr. 6, 1982
4295401 Apparatus for disposing of radioactive fuel channels Oct. 20, 1981
4290906 Apparatus for cutting channel box for fuel assembly and method therefor Sep. 22, 1981
4245532 Shear machine with replaceable shear assembly Jan. 20, 1981
4186657 Apparatus for shearing spent nuclear fuel assemblies Feb. 5, 1980
4174369 Fluid pressure method for recovering fuel pellets from nuclear fuel elements Nov. 13, 1979
4116767 Fluid pressure apparatus for recovering fuel pellets from nuclear fuel elements Sep. 26, 1978
4095495 Method and device for cutting a bundle of irradiated nuclear fuel tubes Jun. 20, 1978
4091699 Method and device for cutting a bundle of tubes May. 30, 1978
4022865 Process for working up block shaped graphite fuel elements May. 10, 1977
4000391 Nuclear reactor fuel element splitter Dec. 28, 1976

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