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Title: Stress analysis and evaluation of a rectangular pressure vessel. [For equipment for sampling Hanford tank radwaste]

Stress analysis and evaluation of a rectangular pressure vessel. [For equipment for sampling Hanford tank radwaste] This study addresses structural analysis and evaluation of an abnormal rectangular pressure vessel, designed to house equipment for drilling and collecting samples from Hanford radioactive waste storage tanks. It had to be qualified according to ASME boiler and pressure vessel code, Section VIII; however, it had the cover plate bolted along the long face, a configuration not addressed by the code. Finite element method was used to calculate stresses resulting from internal pressure; these stresses were then used to evaluate and qualify the vessel. Fatigue is not a concern; thus, it can be built according to Section VIII, Division I instead of Division 2. Stress analysis was checked against the code. A stayed plate was added to stiffen the long side of the vessel.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 6667698
Report Number(s):WHC-SA-1619; CONF-930361--2; WSRC-MS--92-316
ON: DE93004990
DOE Contract Number:AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: 1993 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) national design engineering conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 7-11 Mar 1993
Research Org:Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PRESSURE VESSELS; STRESS ANALYSIS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; SAMPLING; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; HANFORD RESERVATION; SPECIFICATIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; CONTAINERS; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; STORAGE; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE 420203* -- Engineering-- Handling Equipment & Procedures; 052002 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage