Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material and Waste


In 1997, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) issued the initial version of Division 3 of Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code. Prior to the publication of Division 3, Section III had only two divisions: Division 1 for metal construction and Division 2 for concrete construction. Division 3 was added to address the containments of nuclear transportation packagings. Hence, the ASME Subgroup responsible for Division 3 has been commonly referred to as “Subgroup NUPACK” even though its official name is the Subgroup on Containment Systems for Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Transport Packagings.

16.2Historical Development
16.3Scope of Subgroup Nupack
16.4Code Development
16.5General Provisions
16.6Specified Loading Categories
16.7Allowable Stress
16.8Materials Fabrication, Installation, Examination, and Testing
16.9Code Text Organization
16.10Incorporation of Strain-Based Acceptance Criteria—A Major Change
16.11Current Activities in Division 3
16.12Interaction with Section XI and the Proposed ISI Code Case for Storage Containments
16.13Suggested Enhancements for the Future
16.15Summary of Changes

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