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Title: Wheeler report

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Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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United States
67-Political Science

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Wheeler, M O. Wheeler report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1424602.
Wheeler, M O. Wheeler report. United States. doi:10.2172/1424602.
Wheeler, M O. 2017. "Wheeler report". United States. doi:10.2172/1424602.
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  • Tests were performed on the 1A loop of the Shippingport PWR steam generator, in order to determine the existence of stearn blanketing in the heat exchanger section of the generator, to obtain data on the operating and chemical characteristics of the generator, and to determine the effects of varying the sample flow rates on the boiler sample conductivity measurements. (T.F.H.)
  • A test was made to determine the effect of varying the boiler water level between +5 and --3.0 in. on the downcomer flow rates for the lA steam generator. The downcomer flow was appreciably reduced when the boiler water level was below +3.5 in., and the flow in the first downcomer at the heat exchsngsr inlet was less than 25% of its high drum level flow. To prevent reduction of downcomer flow, repair welds of downcomer baffle seals and baffle installation over two downcomers are recommended. (D.L.C.)
  • Steam drum modifications at the PWR greatly improved the Number 1 downcomer flow at lower drum levels. The minimum flow of the Number 1 downcomer was 325,000 1b/hr at --5 inches drum level. This compares with approximately 75,000 lb/hr flow rate prior to steam drum modifications. The boiler water conditions did not change significantly with changss in drum level indicating that steam blanketing was not occurring at the hot end of the heat exchangsr. (auth)
  • Tests were run on the 1A Foster Wheeler steam generator from July 18 to August 3, 1960, in order to provide operating data. Results obtained from steady- state operation at power levels up to 65 Mw and from transient tests in three increments up to 63 Mw are given for downcomer flow, pressure drop, circulation ratio, boiler heat output, and steam purity. (D.L.C.)
  • The 3.4-acre Wheeler Pit site is a former industrial waste disposal pit in LaPrairie Township, approximately 1-1/2 miles from Janesville, Wisconsin. The soil beneath the site is generally sand and gravel, and the uppermost aquifer serves as a major source of drinking water for the Janesville area. From 1900 to the 1970s, the site was used as a sand and gravel pit by a railroad company. From 1960 to 1974, GMC disposed of an estimated 22.3 million gallons of industrial wastes, including paint spray booth sludges, residue from part hanger stripping systems, clarifier sludges, and powerhouse coal ash. In 1974,more » the State required closure of the disposal area along with ground water monitoring. The Record of Decision addresses control of the source area, as well as monitoring of ground water. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the waste, soil, and/or ground water are VOCs, including benzene, toluene and xylenes; other organics including PAHs; and metals including arsenic, lead, and chromium.« less