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Title: Water Ingress Testing of the Turbula Jar and U-233 Lead Pig Containers

Abstract

Understanding the water ingress behavior of containers used at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility has significant implications for criticality safety. The purpose of this report is to document the water ingress behavior of the Turbula Jar with Bakelite lid and Viton gaskets (Turbula Jar) used in oxide blending operations and the U-233 lead pig container used to store and transport U-233 material. The technical basis for water resistant containers at TA-55 is described in LA-UR-15-22781, “Water Resistant Container Technical Basis Document for the TA-55 Criticality Safety Program.” Testing of the water ingress behavior of various containers is described in LA-CP-13-00695, “Water Penetration Tests on the Filters of Hagan and SAVY Containers,” LA-UR-15-23121, “Water Ingress into Crimped Convenience Containers under Flooding Conditions,” and in LA-UR- 16-2411, “Water Ingress Testing for TA-55 Containers.” Water ingress criteria are defined in TA55-AP-522 “TA-55 Criticality Safety Program”, and in PA-RD-01009 “TA55 Criticality Safety Requirements.” The water ingress criteria for submersion is no more than 50 ml of water ingress at a 6” water column height for a period of 2 hours.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1407855
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-29811
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; water ingress container criticality safety plutonium operations

Citation Formats

Reeves, Kirk Patrick, Karns, Tristan, and Smith, Paul Herrick. Water Ingress Testing of the Turbula Jar and U-233 Lead Pig Containers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407855.
Reeves, Kirk Patrick, Karns, Tristan, & Smith, Paul Herrick. Water Ingress Testing of the Turbula Jar and U-233 Lead Pig Containers. United States. doi:10.2172/1407855.
Reeves, Kirk Patrick, Karns, Tristan, and Smith, Paul Herrick. Thu . "Water Ingress Testing of the Turbula Jar and U-233 Lead Pig Containers". United States. doi:10.2172/1407855. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407855.
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title = {Water Ingress Testing of the Turbula Jar and U-233 Lead Pig Containers},
author = {Reeves, Kirk Patrick and Karns, Tristan and Smith, Paul Herrick},
abstractNote = {Understanding the water ingress behavior of containers used at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility has significant implications for criticality safety. The purpose of this report is to document the water ingress behavior of the Turbula Jar with Bakelite lid and Viton gaskets (Turbula Jar) used in oxide blending operations and the U-233 lead pig container used to store and transport U-233 material. The technical basis for water resistant containers at TA-55 is described in LA-UR-15-22781, “Water Resistant Container Technical Basis Document for the TA-55 Criticality Safety Program.” Testing of the water ingress behavior of various containers is described in LA-CP-13-00695, “Water Penetration Tests on the Filters of Hagan and SAVY Containers,” LA-UR-15-23121, “Water Ingress into Crimped Convenience Containers under Flooding Conditions,” and in LA-UR- 16-2411, “Water Ingress Testing for TA-55 Containers.” Water ingress criteria are defined in TA55-AP-522 “TA-55 Criticality Safety Program”, and in PA-RD-01009 “TA55 Criticality Safety Requirements.” The water ingress criteria for submersion is no more than 50 ml of water ingress at a 6” water column height for a period of 2 hours.},
doi = {10.2172/1407855},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Nov 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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