Transportation & Transfer Casks
For more than 50 years, Orano TN has provided the nuclear industry with transportation logistics services and packaging to support the entire nuclear fuel cycle. Orano TN annually oversees 5,000 shipments of radioactive and nuclear materials between enrichment plants, commercial and research reactor facilities, and waste disposal sites, and is experienced with all modes of transportation. We possess extensive knowledge of regulations developed through a network of international nuclear transport experts, and have competitive and innovative logistic programs that are compatible with sustainable development objectives.
NUHOMS MP197HB transportation cask is truly versatile—the NRC-licensed universal cask capable of transporting nine different types of used fuel canisters. All transportable canister types designed
by Orano TN can be transported in the MP197HB. The MP197HB is used for the offsite transportation of up to 61, 69, or 89 intact or damaged BWR fuel assemblies depending upon the canister type used as a payload. Similarly, it can transport
up to 24, 32, or 37 intact or damaged PWR fuel assemblies depending upon the canister type used as a payload. The MP197HB cask is also capable of transporting the NUHOWS Radwaste Canister (RWC) that is used to store dry irradiated and/or contaminated
non-fuel hardware. The MP197HB cask is designed to carry payloads with a maximum of 32kW heat load. External fins are only required for heat loads greater than 26kW.
The new TN Eagle dual-purpose package for the transport and storage of used fuel uses a weld-free design to ensure safety, productivity and high performance. The TN Eagle is undergoing licensing in the U.S.
TN Long Cask (TN-LC)
The TN-LC is an NRC-licensed transport package designed to safely handle used fuel from research reactors, full-length commercial irradiated fuel assemblies, irradiated pins to support post-irradiation examinations and other irradiated contents.
The maximum burnup of the TN- LC will depend on its contents; nevertheless it has been designed to accommodate burnups to 62 GWd/TU for any PWR fuel assembly 660 GWd/TU (90 GWd/TU for the pins).
Transfer Cask OS200
The OS200 transfer cask provides lifting and handling for the loaded dry storage canister, shielding, physical protection, and heat removal during the loading and transfer operations. It is made primarily of stainless steel and incorporates gamma
and neutron shielding materials. The exterior shell has a highly polished surface finish and is coated with Carboguard 890N enamel to facilitate decontamination. Once the OS200 is loaded and closed in the used fuel pool, vertically lifted
and laid down onto the transfer trailer, the cask is transferred to the dry storage building horizontally.