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Title: Radioisotope concentrations in the PRTR primary coolant and helium system during operation with a failed fuel element(s)

Abstract

Fission product measurements in the PRTR primary D{sub 2}O and helium systems during the startup tests in May 1961, showed the presence of a defective fuel elements(s). Reactor operation was discontinued during the latter part of May and during June for reactor maintenance and fuel element inspection. On resumption of operation on July 1, a sampling and analytical program was initiated to study the radioisotope concentrations resulting from this defective element(s) which were present in the primary D{sub 2}O and helium systems during the various phases of reactor operation. The data accumulated during this study are to serve as background information in future fuel element rupture identification and location studies as well as serving as a guide in setting up the rupture monitor for the individual tubes of the PRTR reactor. A summary of the analytical results from this study and their theoretical interpretation is presented in this paper.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10112749
Report Number(s):
HW-70980
ON: DE92005513
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1961
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; HANFORD PRODUCTION REACTORS; PRIMARY COOLANT CIRCUITS; FUEL ELEMENTS; RADIOACTIVITY TRANSPORT; RUPTURES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; HELIUM; HEAVY WATER; 220502; 220600; RESEARCH, TEST, TRAINING, PRODUCTION, IRRADIATION, MATERIALS TESTING REACTORS

Citation Formats

Perkins, R.W., and Thomas, C.W. Radioisotope concentrations in the PRTR primary coolant and helium system during operation with a failed fuel element(s). United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/10112749.
Perkins, R.W., & Thomas, C.W. Radioisotope concentrations in the PRTR primary coolant and helium system during operation with a failed fuel element(s). United States. doi:10.2172/10112749.
Perkins, R.W., and Thomas, C.W. Thu . "Radioisotope concentrations in the PRTR primary coolant and helium system during operation with a failed fuel element(s)". United States. doi:10.2172/10112749. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10112749.
@article{osti_10112749,
title = {Radioisotope concentrations in the PRTR primary coolant and helium system during operation with a failed fuel element(s)},
author = {Perkins, R.W. and Thomas, C.W.},
abstractNote = {Fission product measurements in the PRTR primary D{sub 2}O and helium systems during the startup tests in May 1961, showed the presence of a defective fuel elements(s). Reactor operation was discontinued during the latter part of May and during June for reactor maintenance and fuel element inspection. On resumption of operation on July 1, a sampling and analytical program was initiated to study the radioisotope concentrations resulting from this defective element(s) which were present in the primary D{sub 2}O and helium systems during the various phases of reactor operation. The data accumulated during this study are to serve as background information in future fuel element rupture identification and location studies as well as serving as a guide in setting up the rupture monitor for the individual tubes of the PRTR reactor. A summary of the analytical results from this study and their theoretical interpretation is presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.2172/10112749},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {9}
}