decanning

decanning

[dē′kan·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
Removing the outer container of an enriched uranium fuel rod, in preparation for reprocessing of the fuel.
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BASF in a separate statement said that it has doubled metal recycling capabilities at its plant in Gloucestershire, UK with the installation and start-up of a milling and decanning equipment.
Shattercone collects the converters, decanning (crushing) the catalyst before sampling and smelting it to recover the platinum, palladium and rhodium encased in the converter.
The Magnox Ponds and Decanning Facility at Sellafield was successfully operated for 26 years to process irradiated Magnox natural uranium fuel from UK and overseas nuclear reactors.
BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant s production capacity.