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Title: Leveraging Available Data to Support Extension of Transportation Packages Service Life

Abstract

Data obtained from testing shipping package materials have been leveraged to support extending the service life of select shipping packages while in nuclear materials transportation. Increasingly, nuclear material inventories are being transferred to an interim storage location where they will reside for extended periods of time. Use of a shipping package to store nuclear materials in an interim storage location has become more attractive for a variety of reasons. Shipping packages are robust and have a qualified pedigree for their performance in normal operation and accident conditions within the approved shipment period and storing nuclear material within a shipping package results in reduced operations for the storage facility. However, the shipping package materials of construction must maintain a level of integrity as specified by the safety basis of the storage facility through the duration of the storage period, which is typically well beyond the one year transportation window. Test programs have been established to obtain aging data on materials of construction that are the most sensitive/susceptible to aging in certain shipping package designs. The collective data are being used to support extending the service life of shipping packages in both transportation and storage.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1043267
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2012-00361
TRN: US1203053
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: INMM, Orlando FL, 7/15-7/19 2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ACCIDENTS; AGING; CONSTRUCTION; INVENTORIES; PERFORMANCE; SAFETY; SERVICE LIFE; STORAGE; TESTING; WASTE STORAGE

Citation Formats

Dunn, K., Abramczyk, G., Bellamy, S., Daugherty, W., Hackney, B., Hoffman, E., Skidmore, E., and Stefek, T. Leveraging Available Data to Support Extension of Transportation Packages Service Life. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Dunn, K., Abramczyk, G., Bellamy, S., Daugherty, W., Hackney, B., Hoffman, E., Skidmore, E., & Stefek, T. Leveraging Available Data to Support Extension of Transportation Packages Service Life. United States.
Dunn, K., Abramczyk, G., Bellamy, S., Daugherty, W., Hackney, B., Hoffman, E., Skidmore, E., and Stefek, T. Tue . "Leveraging Available Data to Support Extension of Transportation Packages Service Life". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1043267.
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title = {Leveraging Available Data to Support Extension of Transportation Packages Service Life},
author = {Dunn, K. and Abramczyk, G. and Bellamy, S. and Daugherty, W. and Hackney, B. and Hoffman, E. and Skidmore, E. and Stefek, T.},
abstractNote = {Data obtained from testing shipping package materials have been leveraged to support extending the service life of select shipping packages while in nuclear materials transportation. Increasingly, nuclear material inventories are being transferred to an interim storage location where they will reside for extended periods of time. Use of a shipping package to store nuclear materials in an interim storage location has become more attractive for a variety of reasons. Shipping packages are robust and have a qualified pedigree for their performance in normal operation and accident conditions within the approved shipment period and storing nuclear material within a shipping package results in reduced operations for the storage facility. However, the shipping package materials of construction must maintain a level of integrity as specified by the safety basis of the storage facility through the duration of the storage period, which is typically well beyond the one year transportation window. Test programs have been established to obtain aging data on materials of construction that are the most sensitive/susceptible to aging in certain shipping package designs. The collective data are being used to support extending the service life of shipping packages in both transportation and storage.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
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