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Title: Evaluation of the B-cask in accordance with proposed regulations of the AEC and ICC for off-site shipments of irradiated bismuth

Abstract

The growing concern of government agencies for safe shipment of radioactive materials, both in this country and in Europe, has resulted in a number of proposed regulations governing every phase of shipment including the design of the cask or container, There have been requests during the last year for increased shipments of irradiated bismuth from Hanford. This radioactive material has been shipped in the B-cask to the off-site processing plant for several years. These two factors, proposed regulations and increased demand for the product, have created a need for an engineering evaluation of the cask currently being used. While it is evident on casual inspection that the B-cask design would not meet certain requirements of the proposed regulations, it is necessary that a detailed study of the design be made to determine if modifications to the cask are practical for continued use under new regulations and whether additional casks should be of a new design as required by increased shipments of the product. The purpose of this design evaluation study is to: (a) Evaluate the integrity of the B-cask design in accordance with criteria published in document HW-76476, which is based primarily upon proposed regulations of the Atomic Energy Commissionmore » and the Interstate Commerce Commission; and (b) Determine whether the B-cask can be modified for continued use if the proposed regulations are formally issued in essentially the same form as proposed.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10150017
Report Number(s):
HW-77338
ON: DE94011275
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Declassified; PBD: 12 Jul 1963
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; TRANSPORT; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; BISMUTH; COMPLIANCE; SAFETY STANDARDS; 420204; SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Citation Formats

Peck, G E. Evaluation of the B-cask in accordance with proposed regulations of the AEC and ICC for off-site shipments of irradiated bismuth. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/10150017.
Peck, G E. Evaluation of the B-cask in accordance with proposed regulations of the AEC and ICC for off-site shipments of irradiated bismuth. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10150017
Peck, G E. Fri . "Evaluation of the B-cask in accordance with proposed regulations of the AEC and ICC for off-site shipments of irradiated bismuth". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10150017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10150017.
@article{osti_10150017,
title = {Evaluation of the B-cask in accordance with proposed regulations of the AEC and ICC for off-site shipments of irradiated bismuth},
author = {Peck, G E},
abstractNote = {The growing concern of government agencies for safe shipment of radioactive materials, both in this country and in Europe, has resulted in a number of proposed regulations governing every phase of shipment including the design of the cask or container, There have been requests during the last year for increased shipments of irradiated bismuth from Hanford. This radioactive material has been shipped in the B-cask to the off-site processing plant for several years. These two factors, proposed regulations and increased demand for the product, have created a need for an engineering evaluation of the cask currently being used. While it is evident on casual inspection that the B-cask design would not meet certain requirements of the proposed regulations, it is necessary that a detailed study of the design be made to determine if modifications to the cask are practical for continued use under new regulations and whether additional casks should be of a new design as required by increased shipments of the product. The purpose of this design evaluation study is to: (a) Evaluate the integrity of the B-cask design in accordance with criteria published in document HW-76476, which is based primarily upon proposed regulations of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission; and (b) Determine whether the B-cask can be modified for continued use if the proposed regulations are formally issued in essentially the same form as proposed.},
doi = {10.2172/10150017},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10150017}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {7}
}