Lower Reactor DOT Shipping Container
- Design and manufacture an IP-2 metal canister in which to load and ship the DTE Fermi 1 Lower Reactor Vessel (LRV).
- RPS supplied structural design and analysis to certify the canister as IP-2 compliant, radiological engineering to ensure canister dose rates would meet 49 CFR 173.441 requirements, and provided for fabrication.
- Ultimately, the conceptual design and dose rates proved to be very consistent with the final design and the as-shipped dose rates. The conceptually modeled dose rates were 25 mRem/hr contact (side of canister) and 5 mRem/hr at 2 meters. As shipped dose rates were 23 mRem/hr on the side of the canister and 2.5 mRem/hr at 2 meters.
- The container was 175” long x 128” diameter. The conceptual gross weight was 302K lbs. and final as shipped weight was 336K lbs.