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Title: Rail-Cask Tests: Normal-Conditionsof- Transport Tests of Surrogate PWR Fuel Assemblies in an ENSA ENUN 32P Cask.

Abstract

This report describes tests conducted using a full-size rail cask, the ENSA ENUN 32P, involving handling of the cask and transport of the cask via truck, ships, and rail. The purpose of the tests was to measure strains and accelerations on surrogate pressurized water reactor fuel rods when the fuel assemblies were subjected to Normal Conditions of Transport within the rail cask. In addition, accelerations were measured on the transport platform, the cask cradle, the cask, and the basket within the cask holding the assemblies. These tests were an international collaboration that included Equipos Nucleares S.A., Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas S.A., the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency, and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. All test results in this report are PRELIMINARY – complete analyses of test data will be completed and reported in FY18. However, preliminarily: The strains were exceedingly low on the surrogate fuel rods during the rail-cask tests for all the transport and handling modes. The test results provide a compelling technical basis for the safe transport of spent fuel.

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Equipos Nucleares Sociedad Anonima, Madrid (Spain)
  4. COORDINADORA, Madrid (Spain)
  5. Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1418119
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-0468R
659993
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

McConnell, Paul E., Ross, Steven, Grey, Carissa Ann, Uncapher, William Leonard, Arviso, Michael, Garmendia, Rafael, Fernandez Perez, Ismael, Palacio, Alejandro, Calleja, Guillermo, Garrido, David, Rodriguez Casas, Ana, Gonzalez Garcia, Luis, Chilton, Lyman Wes, Ammerman, Douglas J., Walz, Jacob, Gershon, Sabina, Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken, Klymyshyn, Nicholas, Hanson, Brady, Pena, Ruben, and Walker, Russell. Rail-Cask Tests: Normal-Conditionsof- Transport Tests of Surrogate PWR Fuel Assemblies in an ENSA ENUN 32P Cask.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1418119.
McConnell, Paul E., Ross, Steven, Grey, Carissa Ann, Uncapher, William Leonard, Arviso, Michael, Garmendia, Rafael, Fernandez Perez, Ismael, Palacio, Alejandro, Calleja, Guillermo, Garrido, David, Rodriguez Casas, Ana, Gonzalez Garcia, Luis, Chilton, Lyman Wes, Ammerman, Douglas J., Walz, Jacob, Gershon, Sabina, Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken, Klymyshyn, Nicholas, Hanson, Brady, Pena, Ruben, & Walker, Russell. Rail-Cask Tests: Normal-Conditionsof- Transport Tests of Surrogate PWR Fuel Assemblies in an ENSA ENUN 32P Cask.. United States. doi:10.2172/1418119.
McConnell, Paul E., Ross, Steven, Grey, Carissa Ann, Uncapher, William Leonard, Arviso, Michael, Garmendia, Rafael, Fernandez Perez, Ismael, Palacio, Alejandro, Calleja, Guillermo, Garrido, David, Rodriguez Casas, Ana, Gonzalez Garcia, Luis, Chilton, Lyman Wes, Ammerman, Douglas J., Walz, Jacob, Gershon, Sabina, Saltzstein, Sylvia J., Sorenson, Ken, Klymyshyn, Nicholas, Hanson, Brady, Pena, Ruben, and Walker, Russell. Mon . "Rail-Cask Tests: Normal-Conditionsof- Transport Tests of Surrogate PWR Fuel Assemblies in an ENSA ENUN 32P Cask.". United States. doi:10.2172/1418119. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418119.
@article{osti_1418119,
title = {Rail-Cask Tests: Normal-Conditionsof- Transport Tests of Surrogate PWR Fuel Assemblies in an ENSA ENUN 32P Cask.},
author = {McConnell, Paul E. and Ross, Steven and Grey, Carissa Ann and Uncapher, William Leonard and Arviso, Michael and Garmendia, Rafael and Fernandez Perez, Ismael and Palacio, Alejandro and Calleja, Guillermo and Garrido, David and Rodriguez Casas, Ana and Gonzalez Garcia, Luis and Chilton, Lyman Wes and Ammerman, Douglas J. and Walz, Jacob and Gershon, Sabina and Saltzstein, Sylvia J. and Sorenson, Ken and Klymyshyn, Nicholas and Hanson, Brady and Pena, Ruben and Walker, Russell},
abstractNote = {This report describes tests conducted using a full-size rail cask, the ENSA ENUN 32P, involving handling of the cask and transport of the cask via truck, ships, and rail. The purpose of the tests was to measure strains and accelerations on surrogate pressurized water reactor fuel rods when the fuel assemblies were subjected to Normal Conditions of Transport within the rail cask. In addition, accelerations were measured on the transport platform, the cask cradle, the cask, and the basket within the cask holding the assemblies. These tests were an international collaboration that included Equipos Nucleares S.A., Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas S.A., the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., the Korea Radioactive Waste Agency, and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. All test results in this report are PRELIMINARY – complete analyses of test data will be completed and reported in FY18. However, preliminarily: The strains were exceedingly low on the surrogate fuel rods during the rail-cask tests for all the transport and handling modes. The test results provide a compelling technical basis for the safe transport of spent fuel.},
doi = {10.2172/1418119},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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