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Title: Final Report - Spent Nuclear Fuel Retrieval System Manipulator System Cold Validation Testing

Abstract

Manipulator system cold validation testing (CVT) was performed in support of the Fuel Retrieval System (FRS) Sub-Project, a subtask of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The FRS will be used to retrieve and repackage K-Basin Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) currently stored in old K-Plant storage basins. The FRS is required to retrieve full fuel canisters from the basin; clean the fuel elements inside the canister to remove excessive uranium corrosion products (or sludge); remove the contents from the canisters; and sort the resulting debris, scrap, and fuel for repackaging. The fuel elements and scrap will be collected in fuel storage and scrap baskets in preparation for loading into a multi canister overpack (MCO), while the debris is loaded into a debris bin and disposed of as solid waste. The FRS is composed of three major subsystems. The Manipulator Subsystem provides remote handling of fuel, scrap, and debris; the In-Pool Equipment subsystem performs cleaning of fuel and provides a work surface for handling materials; and the Remote Viewing Subsystem provides for remote viewing of the work area by operators. There are two complete and identical FRS systems, one to be installed in the K-Westmore » basin and one to be installed in the K-East basin. Another partial system will be installed in a cold test facility to provide for operator training.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
10422
Report Number(s):
PNNL-12135
R&D Project: 30177; TRN: US0103545
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; CORROSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MANIPULATORS; SPENT FUELS; REMOTE HANDLING; SOLID WASTES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; HANFORD RESERVATION; FUEL STORAGE POOLS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; SURFACE CLEANING; DESIGN

Citation Formats

D.R. Jackson, and G.R. Kiebel. Final Report - Spent Nuclear Fuel Retrieval System Manipulator System Cold Validation Testing. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/10422.
D.R. Jackson, & G.R. Kiebel. Final Report - Spent Nuclear Fuel Retrieval System Manipulator System Cold Validation Testing. United States. doi:10.2172/10422.
D.R. Jackson, and G.R. Kiebel. Tue . "Final Report - Spent Nuclear Fuel Retrieval System Manipulator System Cold Validation Testing". United States. doi:10.2172/10422. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10422.
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title = {Final Report - Spent Nuclear Fuel Retrieval System Manipulator System Cold Validation Testing},
author = {D.R. Jackson and G.R. Kiebel},
abstractNote = {Manipulator system cold validation testing (CVT) was performed in support of the Fuel Retrieval System (FRS) Sub-Project, a subtask of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The FRS will be used to retrieve and repackage K-Basin Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) currently stored in old K-Plant storage basins. The FRS is required to retrieve full fuel canisters from the basin; clean the fuel elements inside the canister to remove excessive uranium corrosion products (or sludge); remove the contents from the canisters; and sort the resulting debris, scrap, and fuel for repackaging. The fuel elements and scrap will be collected in fuel storage and scrap baskets in preparation for loading into a multi canister overpack (MCO), while the debris is loaded into a debris bin and disposed of as solid waste. The FRS is composed of three major subsystems. The Manipulator Subsystem provides remote handling of fuel, scrap, and debris; the In-Pool Equipment subsystem performs cleaning of fuel and provides a work surface for handling materials; and the Remote Viewing Subsystem provides for remote viewing of the work area by operators. There are two complete and identical FRS systems, one to be installed in the K-West basin and one to be installed in the K-East basin. Another partial system will be installed in a cold test facility to provide for operator training.},
doi = {10.2172/10422},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
}